Mental Health First Aid

By Karen Hermann

Entramce to Easley high SchoolMental Health First Aid Mental Health America’s 2020 report on The State of Mental Health in America ranked South Carolina 48th out of 51 citing a higher prevalence of mental illness, and lower rates of access to care. South Carolina ranked 50th out of 51 in the category of youth with a major depressive event who did not receive treatment. Here is a link to the full study - Thanks to a partnership with Prisma Health, students at Easley High School in Pickens County are being taught mental health first aid. They are learning...

Storytime with SCETV: Olivia Gave a Hug Today

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Storytime with SCETV: The Day Dennis Lost His Whoo!

Benjamin BrownThe Day Dennis Lost His Whoo! Written By : Benjamin Brown & Kimberlie Davis | Illustrated By : David Jackson Read By : Benjamin Brown About the Author: Benjamin Brown, 13, is a 2020 South Carolina Junior Scholar who enjoys gaming, golf, traveling, recycling and volunteering with Youth Volunteer Corps of Columbia. Benjamin has spearheaded several philanthropic projects benefiting the children's hospital at Prisma Health Midlands and is the co-author of #TheDayDennisLostHisWhoo! He is an ambassador for the University of South Carolina Dance Marathon and is currently a member of Duke Tip,...

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By Andrew Davis

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