Mental Health Awareness Club Holds Mental Health Awareness Day for SPFHS


Photo courtesy of Ms. Mackenzie Conway

Members of Mental Health Awareness Club pose in the SPFHS courtyard. They held a Mental Health Awareness Day for all students to participate in and enjoy.

Elizabeth Diamond, News Editor

On May 16, 2023, Mental Health Awareness Club held a Mental Health Awareness Day with various activities taking place throughout the day. Members of the club encouraged students and staff to wear green in support of advocating for mental health.


During lunch, students had the opportunity to participate in stress ball making or play backyard games, including spike ball and corn hole. Students could also eat their lunch outside.


After school, the club held a bake sale and a Pie-A-Teacher fundraiser by Door 12, where students could pie Mr. Anderson in the face. Later, the bake sale was continued with pizza and a raffle basket fundraiser, taking place at the 4:30 Varsity Boys Lacrosse game.


At the game, students were able to participate in a Pura Vida bracelet sale as well as learn about various mental health resources.


All money raised from the events taking place on this day will be donated to the Trevor Project, which is a non-profit suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ+ youth.


“My favorite part [about being in the club] is the change that we can make. It’s a really powerful topic and there’s so much that we can do. We can see, in real time, how we’re helping people and connecting people to resources and raising money for causes that are sometimes ignored,” Vice President of Mental Health Awareness Club, Katie Ramalho, said.