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Students learn about mental health
    2015-10-21  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    Zhang Qian

    zhqcindy@163.com

    Ever thought about throwing water balloons at your favorite teacher or giving away hugs to make others happy? Students from the International School of Nanshan Shenzhen and the Shenzhen (Nanshan) Concord College of Sino-Canada can tell you how such experiences made them feel.

    Last Wednesday, in celebration of Global Mental Health Day, the two schools held an array of educational booths, fun games, and fundraising activities to help raise awarness about mental health and decrease stigma for anyone that suffers from mental health issues.

    With a theme of “Understanding+Respect=Hope,” teachers at both schools brainstormed a number of stress-releasing activities with the help of students.

    “The water balloon throwing fundraiser is designed to help students release stress while interacting with teachers in a fun way. This activity also served an educational purpose as the balloons had mental health related facts written on them,” said Li Wen, director of the Personal Development Center (PDC) at SCCSC.

    Senior students walked around the campus in costumes and offered free hugs to everyone they came across. “We believe free hugs can warm people up and brighten their day,” said Li.

    Yang Jingting has participated in the annual Global Mental Day activities at Concord College for three years, ever since she arrived at the school, but this year, she was not only involved in giving advice but also delivered speeches to younger students as a peer buddy.

    “PDC has helped train me to be able to generate positive attitudes toward everything in my life,” said Yang.

    The schools also helped teachers and students fundraise for people who are in need of mental consultations by selling T-shirts, bracelets, bubble tea and cookies. Li said all the money collected would be donated to a local mental health charity organization called Spring Care.

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