SHE SPEAKS UP ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
After graduating from the Northwest Passage Prairieview program in November, Ndolo has been speaking up for things she believes in.
She has become a member of an organization, Silver Ribbon Campaign, at her school that brings awareness to mental health issues. As a part of this organization, she stood up in front of over 100 kids and spoke about “how to be an ally.” She even prepared a slide show including many pics from Northwest Passage – donkey, of course – and the one that is now on a wall!
During May, she was part of a group who organized a Racial Justice Day at her high school, in which she was interviewed by KARE11 News. Her dad was one of the guest speakers.
Carmen, Resident Parent – c/o Lisa Courchaine, Northwest Passage Mental Health Clinician
Northwest Passage is concerned about the kids after they leave and so stays in touch with them and their support team. It is great to hear that past residents, like Ndolo, are helping to raise mental health awareness. Not everyone is aware of the mental health challenges that others face on a daily basis, so it helps when people speak up.