Addressing Teen Stress Through Community Action

It was announced on August 15, 2018, that the Friends of the San Gabriel Library would be awarded a $5,000 grant from San Gabriel Community Foundation to “Address Teen Stress Through Community Action”.

Stress, anxiety, fatigue, sleep deprivation, and depression were identified by San Gabriel Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) as teens’ top health concerns in the San Gabriel community. Now the library is able to do something about it.

Through partnering with local schools to provide therapeutic books and materials, as well as a documentary called Angst—which will be screened at Gabrielino High School on November 15 and will be open to the public—students will have resources at their fingertips. Pictured above is Principal of Gabrielino High School, Sharron Heinrich, and school counselor Denise Faigao, receiving some of these materials that will be housed at Gabrielino and used in student counseling sessions.

Additionally, the library is bolstering its mental health collection with books, DVDs, and materials that relate directly to teens. Programs including Teen Yoga and a series of stress-free art workshops will provide tools to teens to overcome stress and anxiety.

We thank the San Gabriel Community Foundation for this awesome grant and everything we will be able to achieve with it!

For more information about this grant, please visit the link below: