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Tigers host Mental Health Wellness Day


One of the most important aspects of a person’s well-being is their mental health. With that being said, the Osmond Community School hosted the first annual Osmond Mental Health Wellness Day, inviting speakers to discuss topics with high school students. 

This took place during sixth, seventh, and eighth periods on Wednesday, October 9. 

Among the speakers were former University of Nebraska football player DeMoine Adams, suicide prevention expert Ann Koopman, and OCS’s  own Diane Martin.

Adams kicked-off the speaking with a discussion about the six components to wellness. 

Students then broke into groups based on their student learning teams and listened to each of the speakers. 

Koopman discussed H.O.P.E in our schools, a suicide-prevention topic.

 Literally the acronym represents Helping One Another Persevere and Excel; however, more importantly the acronyms serves as a pun for the main component to helping one persevere through suicidal thoughts—giving someone hope. 

Mrs. Martin provided students with information about anxiety and gave them strategies to cope with and breakthrough anxiety. 

Adams’ speech center on providing students four main concepts that will help them be a leader and a lifter in their daily lives. 

He focused on hope, efficacy, resiliency, and optimism. 

Adams also met with the TeamMates mentees at 12:00 P.M.

As time moves on OCS is making a continued to educate students on mental health and well-being.