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Chatham, NJ: Students learning coping skills; raising mental health awareness

May 24, 2019, Chatham (NJ) Patch: Chatham Schools Recognize Mental Health Awareness Month https://patch.com/new-jersey/chatham/chatham-schools-recognize-mental-health-awareness-month May marks Mental Health Awareness Month, and the Student Assistance Counselors (SACs) at both Chatham High School and Middle School put together a calendar of events for students to participate in to raise awareness about mental health. According to officials, the purpose of these events has been to reinforce more healthy ways that students can cope with challenging situations, people, or emotions by increasing their resiliency. Some of the activities students have been encouraged to participate in include the following: • making stress balls • learning about pet therapy, dogs included Stella and Savannah, as well as Tucker from Creature Comfort • making a gratitude wall • creating lava beads with essential oils • participating in aromatherapy workshops, yoga, and guided meditation….