Hoping to spread awareness of mental health problems such as anxiety, stress, and depression, Kaiser Permanente came to Galileo to perform a skit for over 225 health students in Galileo’s auditorium on October 4th. While this is the first time Kaiser has come to Galileo, the performance is part of a health program Kaiser offer to schools who want to sign up.
The skit focused on Syd, Andre, Liam and Kayala, teenage characters, who are all dealing with some type of mental health issues in their lives. Throughout the story, the audience finds out how the characters deal with their health problems, and the ways they help each other through their struggles.
While Galileo students weren’t sure what to expect from the performance, at the end, many students were disappointed by the skit. A student, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “The play was boring because I couldn’t relate to it.” Another student, who wanted to remain anonymous, said, “The skit was cringy and bad because it was from an adult’s point of view on teens.”
While some teachers did agree with the students, they also pointed out the positives of the skit as well. Health teacher, Ms. Meyers, said, “It had a great point, the actors did a great job, but the skit would be more enjoyable with a powerful script”.