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Advice From a Suicide Survivor

Lei Murphy, Reporter May 24, 2022

I’ve always struggled with my mental health. I didn’t get professionally diagnosed with mental illnesses until I was older, but looking back I have always had a hard time with it. I experienced a lot...

Due to the media, people have fairly intense assumptions about mental hospitals that are not true.

The Truth About Mental Hospitals

Lei Murphy, Reporter March 9, 2022

Padded rooms. Straight Jackets. Psychosis. These are common phrases associated with mental hospitals. Because the media stigmatizes psych hospitals, people have extreme associations with them.  So...

You can call the suicide hotline for 24/7 support at 800-273-8255. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts dont hesitate to call.

GHHS raises awareness for Suicide Prevention Month

Lei Murphy, Reporter September 29, 2021

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Across the nation, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors and allies unite to promote suicide prevention.  Mental health is extremely important....

ALL SMILES: English teacher Angel Dean lightens the mood during a round table discussion in order to create a welcoming environment that provokes thoughtful discussions. Kids want to be seen, they want to be understood and they want to be cared about and you cant get them to do the things you want them to do until they know that theyre safe and cared about, Dean said.

Teachers John Josephson, Angel Dean and social worker Katie Havey work to mend mental health following periods of virtual learning

Camille Berko, Editor In Chief April 1, 2021

You lost interest in the lesson five minutes in. Your camera and mic are clicked off, you’re still laying in bed and you haven’t changed out of the clothes you slept in. Although you’re well aware...

Laurel Hotchkiss (left) and Emily Berry (right) are members of the social worker team.

Students seeking social workers

Sarah Mayer, News Editor October 12, 2020

Social workers help students with mental health, stressful situations, and providing resources. At GHHS, the team consists of four social workers, and it’s easy to contact them for everyday needs, or...

Emmy the therapy dog is a furry friend in Amy Polstons 1st grade classroom

Dog gone good

Emmy, therapy dog introduced to Rosy Mound to reduce stress in anxious children
Grace Ostric, Editor in Chief November 25, 2019

Amidst a bustling, colorful, elementary school classroom sits a companion curled peacefully underneath a table and staring up with sweet puppy dog eyes. It’s hard to imagine with all the distractions...

Cut the FLAB

Cut the FLAB

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor June 6, 2019

Let me pose a question: how do you, or do you not, maintain your physical well-being? Is it through exercising or dieting? Maybe you’ve been blessed with an extremely high metabolism. However you preserve...

Sophomore Grace Rieger reaches her arm in the air during a session of the Mindful Healing Flow. She started this class as an effort to raise awareness for mental health and provide a healthy outlet for high school students to deal with stress.

Sophomore graced with the gift of yoga

Grace Rieger starts class to raise mental health awareness in high schoolers and the community.
Morgan Womack, Co-Editor-In-Chief December 12, 2018

Inhaling deeply, sophomore Grace Rieger steps off of her mat and onto the cold floor in the Lakeshore Yoga studio. As she collects her gear, a feeling of content washes over her. Surrounded by her peers,...

Six simple ways to simmer down seasonal depression

Six simple ways to simmer down seasonal depression

Although there isn't an end-all cure there are many ways to mellow this annoying yearly burden that some of you will be facing quite soon.
Nick Rice, Reporter November 28, 2018

Meditation. Many people process the word “meditation” as sitting on the floor criss-cross applesauce and chanting “om.” If that is how you do it, great. The good news is that is not the only...

Our stories: A deeper look into who Grand Haven is

Our stories: A deeper look into who Grand Haven is

Staff March 12, 2018

13 stories. 13 people. 13 students out of 2,000. We present 13 articles in an attempt to showcase the different lives of different people. Thank you to those who stepped up to tell us their experiences. With...

Mastering mindfulness

Mastering mindfulness

Sarah Jane Chrysler and Ben Ingall February 23, 2017

In the last five years GHHS has lost at least one student per year to suicide; each one striking the community and helping to uncover the fact that a mental illness epidemic has struck the area. In an...

School district takes slow and steady path in mental illness initiative

School district takes “slow and steady path” in mental illness initiative

Aliyah Austin, Reporter February 16, 2017

“I’ll start,” a woman across from me said after a moment of silence. She sat upright and rested her arms on the round table. “I’m here because, in 2014, my brother took his life.” The man...

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