The global pandemic has upended our lives and impacted our mental health and well-being. Students across the country and the world are experiencing increased mental distress due to the disruptions of school closures, activities, and maintaining social and physical distancing.
Now more than ever, it is important to empower students to share their struggles and seek help. ASHA International & Dam Worth It Company have joined forces to have a conversation about mental health with high school students across the country.
On Tuesday, May 18th students, teachers, administrators and families joined us at the Let's Talk – Virtual Student Mental Health Conference. Together, we had a real & powerful conversation around mental health.
We were joined by ASHA International Storyteller Audrey Steele, Dam Worth It Student Speaker Sydney Guthrie-Baker, followed by Oregon State University Professor Ameer Jaber Almuaybid of General Psychology, and keynote speaker, Chelle Thompson (former NCAA & WNBA Champion). Each of the speakers shared their unique stories and offered tips and insights on how to cope with stress and cultivate resilience and well-being during these difficult times. It was an amazing event! Together, we are normalizing conversations about mental health and inspiring hope and well-being, one story at a time.
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors for making this event possible.