Tag: Parkland

Will Mental Health Days Soon Be a Reality?

We all joke that we need a mental health day. Well, for students in Utah and Oregon, they are now permitted to take one. Both western states have recently passed legislation that builds mental health days into students’ school year. Both states have seen their suicide rates rising. Since the…

Obamas Handwritten Note: Parkland Survivors Have 'Helped Awaken the Conscience of the Nation'

Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama expressed their support for the survivors-turned-activists hailing from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. The letter, obtained by Mic, expresses admiration and gratitude for the students who turned tragedy into activism. The students, the Obamas say, have “helped awaken…