Seymour High School hosts Mohawk Party to raise mental health awareness


    Students at Seymour High School held a mohawk party to support the national One Million Mohawks Mental Health Challenge, May 23, 2017. (WLUK)

    SEYMOUR (WLUK) -- Students at Seymour High School raised awareness around mental health Tuesday with a particular hairstyle.

    A mohawk party was held to support the national One Million Mohawks Mental Health Challenge.

    Those who participated cut, spiked or put a color strip in their hair.

    The idea is to use the attention your hair gets, to talk about the brain beneath it.

    The campaign began at the beginning of May -- which is also "Mental Health Awareness" month.

    It was organized by the groups Rise Together and The You Rock Foundation.

    "What we want to do is help to eliminate the stigma that is around mental illness. Many people don't talk about things like anxiety or depression or suicidal tendencies," said Anthony Alvarado of Rise Together.



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