Animas High class found way to lower suicide, depression risk

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Animas High class found way to lower suicide, depression risk

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Animas High School teacher Shane Nelson leads a discussion in his adolescent development class in the fall. The adolescent development class successfully lowered the suicide risk and depression symptoms of those who participated, a standardized survey found.

Animas High class found way to lower suicide, depression risk

Animas High School teacher Shane Nelson leads a discussion in his adolescent development class in the fall. The adolescent development class successfully lowered the suicide risk and depression symptoms of those who participated, a standardized survey found.

Animas High class found way to lower suicide, depression risk

Animas High School sophomore Riley Douglas, 16, made a series of eight collages for her semester project in Shane Nelson’s adolescent development class. Students were required to do a creative project for the class showing what hurts their mental health, things that can make them feel better, or both.

Animas High class found way to lower suicide, depression risk

Animas High School sophomore Riley Douglas, 16, made a series of eight collages for her semester project in Shane Nelson’s adolescent development class. Some of the other projects included songs, paintings, pieces of writing and a short film.

Animas High class found way to lower suicide, depression risk

Animas High School sophomore Riley Douglas, 16, made a series of eight collages for her semester project in Shane Nelson’s adolescent development class. Some of the panels in the collage show what makes her depressed and other show what boosts her out of it.
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