For #FeatureFriday, we're featuring NAMI El Dorado County and South Lake Tahoe High School's NAMI On Campus: Brain Health Leadership club. together they hosted a fair to promote mental health awareness. #31DaysofRecovery continues for Mental Health Month!
"The students at South Tahoe High School (STHS) hosted their first Mental Health Faire on campus for both students and staff during school on Monday, May 7.
A new club on campus started by the El Dorado County chapter of The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) organized the event, bringing the community and school together to help reduce the stigma of mental illness. Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) in the U.S. experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life.
'It was fantastic to see students asking questions, getting information and participating in such a positive way,' said STHS Principal Carline Sinkler.
NAMI On Campus: Brain Health Leadership club is one of the fastest growing clubs the school has ever had, with dozens of students meeting weekly after getting the new group together this year under the guidance of Jeanne Nelson, NAMI President, NAMI El Dorado County."