Tuesday, May 3, 2022
In recognition of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley and team members from Wraparound Milwaukee spent time visiting with students at Ronald Reagan IB High School on May 3, 2022. The event was designed to discuss mental health issues facing high school students and was part of Crowley’s Community Health & Healing Series. Designed as a conversation with students, the event was livestreamed to reach high school students across the county.
During the event, students from Reagan’s Hope Squad, a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program, and other peer health clubs held an open conversation about the work being done to encourage students to get the support they need, and included a video presentation. Additionally, the group discussed what mental health means to them and how it plays a role in their daily lives. The students also held a performance from “Pieces: In My Own Voice,” a local production that highlights mental health.
“Teens are under so much pressure these days,” shared one of the students. “There’s pressure to succeed and some students don’t even have a stable family. They need to know that they are not alone and that help is available.”
Ronald Reagan IB High School is located at 4965 S. 20th St., Milwaukee, WI 53221.