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Lauren Berryhill

sensitive, loyal, realistic, perceptive, responsible, empathetic

Cultivating Resilient Classrooms

Why does our mental health system continue to operate under the "Opt-In" model where we seek help only when prompted by loved ones or trained professionals? What would it look like to start normalizing conversations around mental health from an early age?  This project works with K-2nd grade classrooms to educate children on the concepts of resiliency, emotions, and empathy to prepare them with beneficial coping mechanisms they can use throughout their lives. Community members, and mentors will give these children the tools they need to assess their own emotions as well as the emotional needs of others.