April 12, 2021
 
Dear Upper School Families,
 
Over the next few weeks, Columbus Academy will be virtually hosting speakers from an organization called Minding Your Mind who will speak about mental health challenges and strategies. This is a unique speaker organization because the presenters are young adults who have been professionally trained to talk about the mental health challenges they have faced as young people and how they have successfully and productively coped with these challenges. They present a message of resilience and hope with the goal of letting students know they are not alone when they are struggling. The organization uses the power of storytelling to provide evidence-based education about mental health and provide information for youth about how to seek help for themselves, their peers and others.
 
We will be hosting three different times during the school day for students depending upon their grade levels so that the speakers can gear their presentations to better meet the developmental needs of our students. The dates are:
 
  • Grade 11 on Wednesday, April 14th
  • Grades 9-10 on Wednesday, April 21st
  • Grade 12 on Tuesday, April 27th
 
To learn more about this organization, visit https://mindingyourmind.org.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
 
Thank you,
 
Upper School Psychologist