Peer counselors help classmates at Diamond Bar High

Everybody is stressed out these days, with work, family and the economy. So
it’s good to see that Diamond Bar High is actually doing something about it.

It offers stress management training for its peer counselors. Those are the
65 students trained to support their classmates on the Brahmas campus.

“We’re here to support classmates who need someone to talk to about any
problems they’re having,” explained senior Nyla Simjee. “It helps to have
someone your own age to talk to.”

Julie Kim was taking the training because she said a peer counselor had
helped her last year with some family issues.

“It really helped me, so now I want to help other students,” the 18-year-old

The teens were talking about stress management in Sandra Davis’ class. Davis
is an English teacher who serves as the faculty adviser for peer counseling.

Read more in Rich Irwin’s story PEERS.