Monday, March 12, 2012

Group raises awareness of depression to Catholic youth

Shining the spotlight on mental health
The B.C. Catholic has an article from the Catholic Register about a group who raises awareness of mental health to students. Alarmingly three bus-loads of students commit suicide every year due to mental illness:

Jerome is a young man with post-traumatic stress disorder who attempts to cope by self-medicating with marijuana. Diana is suffering from depression and has low self-esteem. And Melanie is a youth caregiver whose mother has schizophrenia.

These are a few of the characters in performances by Elevated Grounds, an organization that uses song, dance, drama, music and spoken word to educate and bust the stigma surrounding mental health.

Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.
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