MENTAL HEALTH DAY
EIS Middle School and High School came together to celebrate World Mental Health Day for the very first time on October 10, 2023. The event, organized by the Guidance and Counseling Department, aimed to create awareness and emphasize the significance of mental health in our lives, growing an environment where discussions around mental struggles are encouraged and supported.
To kick off the event, on October 9, students and teachers engaged in a simple activity. They were asked to answer two fundamental questions, “What can you do today to take better care of yourself?” and “What is your favorite part of your life?”. Most participants agreed that tending to our essential needs and having supportive family and friends are very important. Additionally, students and teachers commemorated the occasion with a photo session.
On October 10, we had the privilege of hosting Dr. Natalie Chatagul, a psychotherapist who is also an alumna of our school, as our guest speaker. Dr. Chatagul, accompanied by her expert team, delivered an insightful seminar. The seminar covered various aspects of mental health, including distinctions between mental distress, illness, and disorder, as well as valuable insights into healthy strategies for coping with life’s challenges. They also offered fun and interactive activities for students to participate in.
This celebration signifies a significant step in promoting mental health awareness at our school. It encourages open conversations, reduces stigma, and equips students with essential life skills. Together, we prioritize mental health and support one another on this vital journey.