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From the Winnipeg Free Press–Using art to express experiences with addiction, a group of Winnipeg high school students marked the third annual National Child and Youth Mental Health Day by exhibiting their work at the provincial legislative building.

About 20 students from Argyle Alternative displayed visual art, poetry, video projects and models, all meant to bring addiction and mental health issues into the open.

“It’s relatable,” said Grade 12 student Ricki-Lynn Crain, whose dual drawing- and poetry-based piece depicts an individual in shadow, then facing the light.

Addiction and mental health are more complex than surface glances show, and many people have experienced some type of issue, Crain suggested.

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