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San Mateo Police Activities League (SMPAL) and Stride of Awareness (SFA) 5K for Student Health and Mental Wellness Huge Success

Officer and Teen at 5K Walk and Panel for Teen Mental HealthSMPAL and SFA, led by Aragon student Olivia Enriquez, held a weekend long event which included a 5K run and a mental health panel with experts and students and their families who have struggled with mental illness. Among the audience at the Speaker Session was a parent, who’s child currently exhibits high risk behavior. She spoke out and was able to connect with the speakers to obtain helpful information for her to help her child. Among the runners and walkers of the 5k were survivors of a life lost to suicide. Participating in the event was a way to heal and turn their grief to encouragement. One person or one group who benefits from these events is enough to make our collective efforts worthwhile because people become advocates, and together we are stronger in building a healthy mind, body and community. Everyone at SMPAL, SFA and the SMUHSD are truly thankful for the community’s overwhelming response in supporting this effort for the youth. We truly believe in the power of information, education, and involvement.

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis Published:7/24/17
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