In defense of wellness

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In defense of wellness

Editorial Staff

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The doors of the Wellness Center finally opened to the Redwood student body on Jan. 15, marking the commencement of a brand new resource that offers services to promote physical, mental and sexual health. It was a major step toward combating the oft-ignored issues of mental illness and other taboo topics such as substance abuse.  

Yet just weeks after its inauguration, doubts have been raised about the future of the Wellness Center as the district considers cutting its funding. A budget committee has been formed to analyze the effectiveness of the Wellness Center and other programs such as TEAM, the Academy of Integrated Humanities and New Media at Tam (AIM), and art programs, and to evaluate the school’s responsibility for student wellness due to a projected increase in student enrollment throughout the district.