Mental Health Concert preview 2023

The third annual Mental Health Concert was supposed to be held on Thursday, March 9th, at 7:30 pm. However, due to the weather, the concert is postponed until April 27th. 

Caitlin Louscher, with the help of other Student Senate members, organized the concert this year. Caitlin Louscher states, “Spend time with people who are good for your mental health.” 

T-shirts were available to be purchased through Threads. Feel free to wear these to the concert. Or, if you have your free green mental health awareness shirts from last year, those would be good to wear as well. 

Emma Elsbecker brought on the idea of the Mental Health Concert in 2021, when she was a senior. The concert’s goal is to raise awareness for mental health issues. The proceeds from the show and sweet treat bake sale will go to mental health awareness throughout the school, including posters, information, and other activities. Emma Elsbecker, once again, is scheduled to make a special appearance at the concert.

New to the concert this year are mental health professionals, who will be set up in the Performing Arts Center lobby before and after the concert. Some of the health professionals in the lobby include: Algona school counselors, Seasons Center for Behavioral Health, Kossuth County CARE Team, Care Connections of Northern Iowa, Crisis Intervention Service, Courageous Life Counseling, and more! Punch cards will be available for attendees from the mental health representatives. The more punches you get, the higher the chance you have of winning a prize! 

Sixteen AHS students are scheduled to perform live during the concert. Sydney Seebecker, Adeline Reynolds, Aidan Morris, and Loralei Brady are just a couple of the great performers! There will be singing, dancing, and readings presented. 

Be sure to mark your calendars for April 27th to check out the Mental Health Awareness Concert.