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Brain Healthy: Administration hires first mental health coordinator to respond to crises in schools, benefit students

HiLite Staff

September 20, 2019

In June 2019, the Carmel Clay board of trustees hired the first mental health coordinator in our district, Stephanie Whiteside, to further its initiative of addressing mental health issues among Carmel Clay students. Whiteside will be responsible for providing critical advice about mental health, supporting counselors and social workers and overseeing the di...

Mental Health Editorial: Additional Q&A With Stephanie Whiteside

Mental Health Editorial: Additional Q&A With Stephanie Whiteside

Leah Tan

September 20, 2019

  What’s your full name and title? Stephanie Whiteside, Mental Health Coordinator When did you start working for the CCS district? Beginning of June, 2019. What exactly is the role of the mental health coordinator? One thing is supporting and providing critical advice, specifically to soc...

Mental Health Awareness Month: A Book List

Mental Health Awareness Month: A Book List

Emily Dexter

May 8, 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To celebrate, here is a list of Young Adult books that touch on the themes of mental health and mental illness. ...

USEit Well: Students should utilize new STOPit app responsibly, recognize importance of school safety

USEit Well: Students should utilize new STOPit app responsibly, recognize importance of school safety

HiLite Staff

January 24, 2019

According to a survey conducted by the HiLite staff in September, only 28 percent of students said they would rate the school’s safety as a five on a one-to-five scale with five being the safest. However, in December, when the administrators played the promotional video and instructions on how to d...

Alone in the crowd?

Alone in the crowd?

Raiha Zainab and Angela Qian

January 25, 2018

At 13, senior Kelsey Irwin said she lost her motivation to keep going. She started to quit everything she had loved doing: theater, dance, choir, hockey, volleyball, soccer and more—the list goes on. It was at this point in her life when she was close to giving up. She almost let her “inner demons”...

Don’t Ignore It. CHS students should address, not ignore controversial issues.

Don’t Ignore It. CHS students should address, not ignore controversial issues.

Raiha Zainab

December 14, 2017

Here in our lovely city of Carmel, everything has always looked appealing and attractive. After all, we live in the number one city in America. We go to a great school. Everyone seems to be rich and happy. Everything is just perfect. Except it isn’t.  Moving to Carmel in seventh grade, I had a cer...

A Beautiful Mind. Erase the stigma about mental health to stop shooting tragedies.

A Beautiful Mind. Erase the stigma about mental health to stop shooting tragedies.

perspectives

January 24, 2013

Only a couple of hours had passed after gunman Adam Lanza claimed 26 lives at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School and became national news when the topic of gun control became a central focus of the tragedy. As debates on gun control have reigned on since the Dec. 14 tragedy, another equally...