Good Mental Health “Starts at Hello”

Ashely Almazan

     Winter has become very hard for us especially during the pandemic.

     Eisenhower High School celebrated “Starts at Hello Week” during the week of Dec. 7, 2021, which was National Mental Health Awareness Week, according to Angelica Martinez, President of FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) sponsored by teacher Charmin Ford. 

     “Starts at Hello Week” is all about mental health awareness. Activities included themed dress-up days, inspirational posters and “Take What You Need Stations,” all focused on improving mental health. Future mental health related events are planned for EHS.

     “A lot of people are lonely during the pandemic,” Martinez said. 

     Which is why helping people feel heard is so important. “Starts at Hello Week” can help people feel welcome and heard, Martinez stated. 

     “FCCLA can also bring awareness to loneliness and isolation, sharing resources if you are mentally distressed,” Martinez said.  It’s something that will help a lot of students bounce back with peaceful and positive mindsets.