A Day For Mental Health - Decorative

NPPS – A Day For Mental Health

North Platte, Neb. – North Platte Public Schools Director of Student Services Brandy Buscher invites NPHS juniors and seniors to participate in a mental and physical wellness day on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at North Platte High School. The 'Day For Mental Health' event, sponsored by Great Plains Health, will begin with breakfast at 8:20 a.m., followed by a message from NPPS Superintendent Todd Rhodes, and conclude with prizes at 2:20 p.m.

Mrs. Buscher explains, "we had an overwhelmingly positive response from students who attended the mental wellness day in October of 2021, and knew this is something we needed to continue. When our team met to start planning for the 2022 event, we decided to add sessions and topics that met the requests of our students, staff, families, and community." 

Throughout the day, students can select from over twenty different breakout sessions, a lunch and learn, and gain resources to help combat anxiety, stress, and trauma. Other sessions offered during this second annual event include resources for healthy living, dating, and how to build confidence during and after high school.

Mrs. Buscher added, "by the end of the day, we hope students and staff have gained resources they can use immediately or place in their toolboxes for challenges that may arise as they navigate life."

An overview of the event can be found by visiting the nppsd.org website at https://www.nppsd.org/o/studentservices/page/day-for-mental-health. Please check back regularly, as the schedule is being enhanced weekly.


Media Coverage:

The media is invited to cover this event anytime from 10:15 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Please email Tina Smith at tismith@nppsd.org if you are interested in attending.