Creating change: DLthriving group to host youth mental health forum

A group of high school students–spearheaded by Bezos Scholar and Detroit Lakes High School (DLHS) senior Anna Schumacher–is focused on creating a change in the community, and it starts with community youth. “We saw how hesitant young people are to seek treatment and how it can truly damage a person when they are unable or unwilling to reach out for help because of the stigma,” Schumacher said. “We wanted to get more people talking about mental health and to empower our youth to seek help if they need it.”

The group, which goes by the name DLthriving, is completely student-driven and will be hosting an educational forum at 6:30 p.m. on April 4, centered on youth mental wellness. 

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