IV HIGH: Southwest High School soars above mental health stigma

Southwest High School HOSA member spread awareness for mental health at a table stationed outside a home Southwest football game. PHOTO COURTESY OF JACKIE VALADEZ

Approximately 64.1 percent of youth with depression do not receive any mental health treatment according to Mental Health America 2017 youth mental health data.

Between school projects, after-school jobs, chores, homework for multiple classes and extracurricular clubs, a student’s mental health often is pushed aside.

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