1N5 Contributes to SCPA Mental Health Plan

1N5, in collaboration with MindPeace, brought in three specialists to talk with School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) teachers. Both 1N5 and MindPeace, have been working with SCPA to create an individuated, long-term mental health education plan. The first step in the process is focusing on teacher education and wellbeing.
In November, 1N5 brought in Dr. Shapiro, Director, Child Abuse Team / Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children, to read more about his visit, click here. On Wednesday, 1N5 brought in three individuals that are experts in their fields: Sleep specialist Kendra Krietsch Postdoctoral fellow in behavioral medicine and clinical psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital spoke about the importance of sleep and the current trends in youth sleep behaviors. Dr. Kendra was followed by Director of Screen Education, Michael Mercier, spoke about trends in social media use and the impact it has on youth mental health including the impact on kids depression, anxiety, isolation.
The afternoon events concluded with Meriden McGraw, certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher, discussing the positive impact a mindfulness practice has on our bodies both physically and mentally and then ended with a short mindfulness exercise.