Tags: Mental Health

  • Mental Health is Always on Our Minds

    By: Ari Pak, Programs Co-Director

    Photos courtesy of AALEAD staff

    Did you know that 1 in 5 youth ages 13-18 has a serious mental illness (National Alliance for Mental Illness)? According to the

    Stress Less Week at Poe Middle School

    By Pallavi Rudraraju, VA Middle School Program Coordinator Photos courtesy of Ha Nguyen You may not know it, but May, in addition to being APAHM - Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - is also Mental Health Awareness Month. Thanks to the support of 

    After the Guitar Workshop: Backstage with Bernard and Nanc

      IMG_0038 By Ari Pak, MD High School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of Ari Pak “Joy can be a joy and sadness can be a sadness… With guitar, I can express as much as what I

  • “I Am…” AALEAD Youth!

    By Antwoine Johnson, MD Middle School Program Coordinator Photos Courtesy of AALEAD Youth Over the past couple of weeks, AALEAD youth at Newport Mill Middle School and Loiederman Middle School have been exploring mental health. One part of mental health is self-awareness, being conscious of your thoughts, beliefs, and values and how they shape you and your view of the world. The youth have been doing this a lot through open-ended and reactionary discussions, through viewing and listening to spo

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