It’s okay to not be okay

Pierce Freebairn, Business Manager

School can be tough. Every day, students go to school to learn how to function as people in the outside world. In high school, kids have to figure out who they are around other people, what they want to be when they grow up, which colleges they need to go to, what classes they need to take, how their grades will affect their futures, how they need to study for each test, how they can meet the demands of teachers and parents, and whether they should go out with friends or maintain their commitments to classes, sports and other extracurriculars. In the end, students are juggling so many things in life and never want to drop the ball on any one of the many responsibilities that they have. At times, it is tough for even the most disciplined student to keep up. In addition to these common stressors, every student has a unique set of circumstances that can contribute to feelings of despair.  As Student Support Specialist Ms. Alex Aronson reiterated during her visits to classrooms this year, “It’s okay to not be okay.”