Ending the Silence
Canutillo ISD holds an “Ending the Silence” mental health awareness rally
Posted on 03/11/2019
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Canutillo ISD held an “Ending the Silence” rally to give mental health awareness a voice. The district has partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Junior League of El Paso to educate and bring awareness to a topic that is of increasing
concern to our students and families.

Through this rally, the community organizations educated students on the importance of mental health and advocated for students to feel comfortable asking for help and talking about it. Students walked through an inflatable brain to learn about the different components of the brain and how they directly affect conditions such as depression and anxiety.

Ending the Silence aims to help the community learn about the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take if you or a loved one are showing symptoms of a mental health condition. The audience heared stories from individuals with diagnosed mental health conditions and their journey of recovery.

“Our goal is to advocate for our students and their social and emotional well-being,” said Nicole Morales, District Lead Counselor at Canutillo. “Mental health is an important piece to academic success and development.”

Approximately 1 in 5 youth, aged 13–18 (21.4%), experiences a mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%. The district is dedicated to ensuring its families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.