In The Weeds
In The Weeds is an initiative launched by CK Foundation in partnership with Prince George’s County Public School System. As a collaborator with this recently-launched pilot program, EYE hosted and led an on-site Mental Health Discovery conversation with the participation of high school students during health class. What makes this initiative unique and highly effective is its approach and delivery of mental health toward young adolescents. Through thoughtful seating arrangement, sitting among students instead of before them, discussions are “on level” rather than authoritative. Within the mental health psycho-education portion of the “In The Weeds” series, students are empowered to see themselves as “experts of teen life” and are guided by a mental health professional on how to be more self-aware and assess their own mental health well-being.