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Interact Club of Coeur d'Alene member and Lake City High junior Rowen Lair, left, and Lake City senior and Interact Club President Luke Sharon, right, snap a photo with Kroc Center counselor Tyson Durbin during Thursday's Coping with Creativity mental health awareness event.

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Coping — with creativity
February 21, 2024 1 a.m.

Coping — with creativity

Interact Club of Cd'A hosts artistic mental health awareness event

When the mental chatter becomes overwhelming, Lake City High School senior Ava Angell dims the lights, turns on soft music and meditates on the positive. "Breathing in the good thoughts and exhaling out the bad ones," Angell said Tuesday, sharing a mental health tactic her mom taught her. "I try to do it every night," she said. "I feel like that’s when my thoughts are racing the most, and that’s when it’s healthiest to get them out."