December 19, 2019 Announcements

Siouxland high school participated in mental health conference at Briar Cliff University

Students from 13 area schools attend local mental health conference

Hundreds of Siouxland students are working to help end the stigma that often surrounds mental health.

More than 250 students from all over Siouxland participated in a mental health conference at Briar Cliff University on Wednesday.

Sioux City West and North High School student council members organized a day of sharing and learning.

“Teens need to know that it is OK if they have a mental health issue that they can go out and get help or help others and talk about it. It doesn’t need to be hidden in the closet anymore,” said Jamie Bratvold, Sioux City School District.

“Make them more aware of the issue and how to handle mental health. The response was overwhelming and we have a ton of presenters here [Wednesday],” said Brooke Herbst, Sioux City School District.

The presenters on Wednesday included Dr. Raul Snachez and Sioux City Council member Alex Watters.

View the full coverage by KCAU.