A Sturgeon Bay High School club is making the switch to mental health awareness. Project 180, once known as the AODA (Alcohol and Other Drugs Association), is making a move toward projects that help spread awareness toward mental health issues. The group now plans and carries out activities that assist in discovering aspects of life that can cause issues such as stress, depression and bullying, all of which can be linked to mental health problems. Sturgeon Bay High School Principal Bob Nickel said the group still has the angle on alcohol and other drugs, just with an increased focus on the issues that push teens and adults to start abusing them in the first place.
Project 180 recently received a check for $3,200 from Sturgeon Bay Chief of Police Arleigh Porter to cover the cost of an assembly featuring Rise Together, a group that has presented at the school in the past. However, new to the group's presentation this year is Crave 21, a challenge that asks students to give up their biggest craving. Ideas include soda, TV, video games, and social media, among other items.