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STOMP Out Bullying Wellness Room: East Orange Campus HS, East Orange, NJ

Wellness Room East Orange HS

STOMP Out Bullying, East Orange Campus HS
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EAST ORANGE, New Jersey (WABC) -- A new safe space is now up and running at one New Jersey high school, in an effort to prioritize students struggling with mental health and bullying.

East Orange Campus High School, in partnership with "STOMP Out Bullying," opened a Wellness Room full of vibrant colors, comfortable chairs and sensory items for kids to work though their emotions.

School officials said many students are still coping with the abuse suffered when they were stuck at home during the pandemic. Now that they're back, they receive counseling and have a place to work through their emotions.

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The new space is being funded by the New York Jets Foundation.

What is a Wellness Room?

A Wellness Room is a location at a school to help promote a safe and semi-private space for relaxation, stress relief, emotional regulation, and tending to personal needs. It is best visualized as a lounge equipped with relaxing sensory tools and furniture to help ground and ease the stressful day.