Coquitlam students tackle mental health stigma

Gleneagle students organizing Talk to Me event for the community

Gleneagle secondary school students will be tackling the issue of mental health during a public event Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Talk To Me 6.0 will be an opportunity for the youth to learn about mental health and lessen the stigma around mental health issues.

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This is the sixth year the Con-X leadership class has hosted the event, and this year’s theme is “Generation Z, from our hearts to our heads.”

“As youth, this time in life is crucial for mental health and we hoped to shed light on the importance of taking care of mental health at this age, especially,” stated Grace Liu, a student and one of the organizers.

Among those expected to attend are students, members of the community, local councillors and school trustees.

“We want more people to be educated about mental health,” added Joe Zhou, who is also part of the Talk to Me 6.0 planning committee.

The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the school at 1195 Lansdowne Dr., Coquitlam and the cost is $3 for students and $5 for adults with funds going to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

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