Bellevue students empower peers with stress management skills

Rosie Huang and Sachi Madan

Newport High School junior Sachi Madan (left) and sophomore Rosie Huang (right) discuss the next phase of their mental health awareness project after school on Jan. 16. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Corn/UW News Lab)

via The Bellevue Reporter

Before two Newport High School students launched a program to teach their peers about stress management, they had to prove the training was even needed.

Sophomore Rosie Huang and junior Sachi Madan knew from their own experiences all about Newport’s high-achieving academic culture. Their administrators, advisors and even classmates, however, took some convincing.

“People don’t seem to realize the magnitude of the issue,” Huang said.Continue Reading