Throughout the week of March 22, the West Hempstead Middle School Student Council, with the guidance of school psychologist Caitlin Coughlin, organized a Mental Health Spirit Week to spread awareness and encourage healthy habits among students. Each day, a short description of different coping strategies related to the themes are shared over the morning announcements. For example, Tie Dye Tuesday represented, like colors, the wide range of emotions students can experience and encouraged them to express them.