HOMETOWN HERO: Local teen helps break stigma associated with mental health
Mon, January 9th 2023
PALM CITY, Fla. (CBS12) — Over the last several years, mental health among kids has become a top concern not just for parents, but for schools and even other students.
Now, all our local school districts are sharing the same message – ‘its ok to not be ok.’
This week’s ‘Hometown Hero’ is a Martin County High School student, taking action through the nonprofit she started called “Teen Mental Reset” to help break the stigma associated with mental health issues.
Treasure Coast teen spreading awareness about teen mental health, breaking the stigma.
Mon, November 21st, 2022
PALM CITY — It can be stressful being a teenager in today's world, said Nira Goyal, a 16 year old who is hoping to bring more awareness to teen mental health.
Students have been through two years of a COVID-19 pandemic that disrupted their learning and social interaction, she said.
The COVID-19 pandemic was especially difficult because many schools went to distance learning during its early days, she said. Goyal was in eighth grade in 2020 when she moved to distance learning, which continued through the last quarter of ninth grade.