The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
Here at Ark we acknowledge that mental health is very important. We would like to acknowledge those who maybe suffering with any mental illness. Mental health topics should not be stigmatized. According to NAMI 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition; According to the school of social work at Cal State San Bernardino children in California between 12-17 have experienced at least one major depressive episode within the last 12 months.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness we assure you there is hope and there is happiness. Consider talking to a professional therapist, counselor, or doctor. They may be able to give you resources you need. For California there is AB895 to help younger individuals to receive the help they need. Flyer 1
A good book I recently read and would recommend you to read (especially if you like YA and Historical Fiction) is Enchantée by Gita Trelease.
This book is a Historical Fiction that takes place in France 1789 shortly before the French Revolution. The story follows Camille Durbonne who was born a magician. She works hard to provide for her younger sister Sofia after their parents died of small pox. After the death of their parents obtaining income is difficult and their older brother spends all their money on drinking and gambling. After having enough of her brothers antics Camille kicks out her brother but was unsuccessful as he took everything of value including money for rent .
Camille is forced to rely more heavily on her magic and dark magic to go the castles of Versailles. Here she gambles using magic in attempt to make a better life for herself and her sister. Camille becomes addicted to the life of gambling, high society and struggles to maintain two identities especially when conflict arises with her love interest. There are consequences for using magic which puts Camille in a life threatening situation.
This is a good book and I definitely would recommend anyone to read it especially if they like this genre.
(There will be a sequel of the book coming out in 2020!!!)
Happy Easter from Ark Homes FFA! We hope you enjoy your Easter weekend and that it is packed with fun activities with your friends and family! Although Easter represents the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Easter also represents rebirth, spring, and new beginnings. Take time this weekend to enjoy all of the new life and opportunities to come!
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