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Academy Hosts World Mental Health Day Fair

The Student Wellness Advisory Board hosted a Mental Health fair to celebrate World Mental Health Day on October 10th. Students gathered in the quad to reflect and enjoy with the help of therapy dogs, self-care kits, yoga sessions, and more– all while helping to destigmatize mental health.
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  • Kate Aubin ’24, Nadia Koudelka ’26, Ivy Burdge ’27 and other students share the love with a sweet doggo.

  • Olivia Hammond ’27 pets a very good therapy dog.

  • Noah Keilbarth ’28, Blaise Smith ’25, and Haley Pederson ’25 commune with a sweet dog on the job.

  • Xen Shafer ’28, Milli Suina ’28, and Charlotte Sinkus ’28 experience the joy of hanging out with trained fluffy friends.

  • Charley Farr ’25 sits with a smiling volunteer– and a visiting adult!

  • Anushka Banarjee ’24, Kate Aubin ’24, and Audrey Finkelstein ’27 help run the sensory station, where they passed out cotton balls scented with calming essential oils.

  • Stress-relieving offerings for the students to grab and add to their “self-care kits.”

  • Elizabeth Kobos ’28, Nayah de la Cruz ’28, and Eddie Bielejec ’28 pause for a pic in the quad with some of their spoils from the event.

  • Bella Tolk ’24 shows her artistic abilities with a sketch of Snorlax.

  • Kate Dion-LaMont ’25 etches a chalk flower on the path.

  • A useful reminder that mental wellness is a process.

  • Students practicing deep breathing during an outdoor yoga session.

  • Students meditate in a yoga session.

  • Who doesn’t love stickers?

  • Students get cozy and relax in the shade of the trees.

  • Niko Ramirez ’28, Gage Abbott ’28, Dash Brandt ’28, Grady Sullivan ’28 chilling in the grass during the fair.

  • Jordan Kropka ’24, Ainara Vecchia ’24, and A. Steele ’25 stand amid sparkling bubbles holding their self-care kits in the shade of the quad.

  • Students gather supplies for their self-care kits.

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