Forest Park High School students and community walk to erase the stigma of mental health issues
Posted on 05/12/2022
Forest Park students walking in rain with banner "This is not the end."The rain did not dampen the spirit and resolve of hundreds of Forest Park High School students, staff, and friends as they participated in the sixth annual Suicide Awareness Walk. The walk originated in 2015 as an idea by a student who had lost a family member to suicide. She wanted to hold an awareness walk to destigmatize mental health. This turned into a class project and became an annual event organized and run by students. Their goal is to increase awareness and encourage open conversations about mental health.