Courtesy of San Benito High School:
On March 7, San Benito High School’s Migrant Program hosted the first of three mental health workshops.
More than 80 migrant parents and their students attended, enjoying a light dinner and hearing about the evening’s topic prior to visiting their designated classrooms where they participated in a smaller group presentation and conversation on self-harm and suicide.
“The parents and students were engaged and had the opportunity ask questions,” Migrant Education Program Specialist Liliana Ruiz said. “In speaking with the parents and reading the evaluation forms they submitted, they appreciated the opportunity to learn about mental health.”
Ruiz went on to note that one parent wrote: “While this is not an easy topic, it is necessary that we learn how we can help our children and know about the community resources. There should be more workshops like this one.”
The next workshop will be at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in the SBHS library.
Photo courtesy of SBHS