‘Spook Your Fears Away’ Event Supports Collegiate Scholars

MIND Spook Your Fears Away

FA Collegiate held its annual Spook Your Fears Away event hosted by MIND (Mental Illness Needs to be Destigmatized) to empower scholars to confront their fears.

“It’s fun to be scared during Halloween,” MIND student leaders said. “But it’s not so fun to be scared of our emotions.” 

MIND was established in last year by Collegiate scholars who wanted to erase stigma and raise awareness about mental health by providing resources and events for teens to support themselves and others. During the pandemic, the club provided virtual mental workshops and mental health first aid training to youth.

Their efforts were recognized with the 2021 Youth Leadership for Service-Learning Award from the National Youth Leadership Council.

With scholars back in class together, club members are hosting monthly events to educate and normalize talking about mental health and partnering with community agencies.

MIND Spook Your Fears Away

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