IV HIGH: Southwest battles the stigma around mental health

Southwest school psychologist Harmony Rivera speaks about where a student can go if they are struggling so they can get help in her office on Sept. 26, 2019. PHOTO JACOB SIMON

At Southwest High School, the school psychologist and the students she works with want to overcome the stigma tied to mental health issues and spread the word that if they need help, the school is there to support them.

Harmony Rivera, Southwest’s school psychologist, works with teens dealing with mental health issues. She shares her experience daily with students and is open with them about her own challenges in hopes they will feel more comfortable.

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