Grade 10 students from across TLDSB schools participated in the 1 in 5 Mental Health Symposium on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Huntsville High School, Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School (BMLSS) as well as Gravenhurst High School participated in the symposium, which is in its third year.

The day kicked off with a presentation and keynote address Ryan Porter. Ryan spoke about making your own opportunities, and while college or university might be the next step for some, life is what you make it. He follows the phrase, ‘Make Your Own Sandwich.’ Following the presentation, students were encouraged to visit a number of workshops which were hosted around the building.

Activities included Drum Fit, Smoothie Making 101, Yoga, Mindful Martial Arts, Art Therapy, Rock Climbing, Songwriting, and many more. Students also learned about the power of positivity, nutrition and wellness, living a healthy lifestyle, coping with stress and stress reduction techniques, wellness and addiction, and many other topics.