Kevin Love launches mental health program for high school students

There have been greater than 320 kids within the graduating class at Kevin Love Lake Oswego (Ore.) Excessive Faculty in 2007. The varsity is estimated to have one counselor for each 70 college students. 5-time NBA All-Star feels his counselor has supervised too many youngsters to essentially perceive his melancholy and anxiousness, not to mention adequately assist him via these emotions. So Love, 34, got here to grasp this dynamic, which is having to go “down the corridor” at college to speak about psychological sickness and weak spot, as imperfect, at finest.

“I used to be somebody who discovered about intercourse schooling and bodily schooling, however we by no means actually talked about what’s between the ears and why we really feel that form of emotions come up even at nursery age or past,” he says.

On September 14, via the Kevin Love Fund, the Cavaliers-Stalwart formally introduced a nationwide enlargement of the free psychological well being curriculum they have been piloting with teenagers in faculties and after-school packages for the previous two years. Created in collaboration with lecturers and consultants, it’s a social and emotional studying curriculum with over a dozen classes designed to introduce college students to the ideas of vulnerability and searching for assist, in addition to de-stigmatizing their feelings.

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