thenotebook April 12, 2019
Mora-Lee Moore, an 8th-grade class representative at Gompers Elementary School in Wynnefield, put it succinctly: Mental health is the “most deeply cared-about issue in our community,” she said.
Student Council member Roger Stone added his own take. At Gompers, he said, “Everyone’s always on edge and can’t let loose because they’re afraid that people won’t like what they have to say or won’t listen to them.”
Because of this, the Student Council, advised by counselor Akeesha Washington, hosted a Youth Mental Health Week dedicated to supporting students and raising awareness of this crucial issue.