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Clayton High School Hosts De-Stress Day

May 22, 2018 - 7:55 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Tomorrow’s lunch period will be a little different at Clayton high school. It’s the second annual de-stress day, hosted by the high school and the All in Clayton Coalition. Clayton parent Beth Deutsch says they'll have a number of activities for students to enjoy and take a break from studying.

“We know that exercise produces endorphins that relieve stress and help kids focus. We know also breathing and mindfulness does the same thing, just to take a break from studying and do something creative for yourself,” she says.

There will be popcorn and smoothies and yoga, and by popular demand, puppies and dog therapy.

Deustch says de-stress day is geared toward supporting students' mental health with the knowledge that stressed teens are more prone to substance use and abuse.

“These are all things that we’re hoping help plant this seed for these students to then take home and utilize,” she says.