Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI and the rest of the country are raising awareness of mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.
Come enjoy a round of golf with friends and family honoring Matthew Orth. Show off your values of good sportsmanship, honesty, professionalism and respect. Or try to play a game Matt loved. You are guaranteed a good time and good food. All proceeds to go Matthew M. Orth Scholarship at Lawrence Univeristy, his alma mater. And new in 2019, CentraCare Suicide Prevention Program will receive funds in honor of Matt’s older brother, Travis. For more information visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/matt-orth-memorial-golf-tournament-tickets-60789280374.
Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.
The 2nd Annual Get Busy LIVIN Music Festival will take place on Sept 21st 2019 at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, MN! It will benefit the LIVIN Foundation a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization raising awareness in regards to mental health & suicide prevention. A BBQ Rib Cook-off during the day with mental health resources and kids activities as well as 8 bands including Chris Kroeze, Kat Perkins, and a national headliner TBA!! The event is sponsored by Zylstra Harley Davidson, Canvas Health, 651-Carpets, Bud Light, and Old Forester Bourbon. Start the Conversation, Reduce the Stigma, Get Busy #LIVIN! For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/GetBusyLivinMusicFestival/.
On October 5, 2019 What Would Bri Do, Inc. will be hosting our 3rd Annual Rays of Hope Walk. This walk will start from the Angel of Hope at Lake Francis in Sartell and will be packed with fun filled family activities at the Sartell Community Center before the start of the walk. For more information visit: http://wwbdinc.org/rays-of-hope-walk/.
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. For more information visit: https://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/en/.
Save the date for “Saving Hearts”. In memory of Shane Heyn. For more information visit http://www.savingheartsrun.com/.
Survivor Day is an annual event where people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Visit afsp.org/find-support/ive-lost-someone/survivor-day/ for more information.
Angel of Hope Candlelight Vigil will be held on December 6th. A small service will start indoors at the Sartell Community Center at 6:30 pm with the vigil taking place at the base of the Angel at approximately 7 pm. Families will be provided a white flower to place in memory of their loved one. Light refreshments will be served following the vigil. Remember everyone is a child of someone so you can attend in memory of your child, friend, neighbor or your family. For more information visit: http://wwbdinc.org/angel-of-hope-candlelight-vigil/.
NAMI St. Cloud Area is hosting our 6th annual Mental Health Walk on Saturday, May 18, 2019! We will be gathering with people whose lives are affected by mental illness. Please join us at beautiful Lake George in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Teams, families and individual walkers are all welcome! There is no cost to attend; however, we are grateful for donations! We will have T-shirts to purchase. For more information visit http://www.namistcloud.com/2019-mental-health-walk.html.
Please join us on Friday, May 17th 2019 at Crow River Golf Club for the Inaugural Barrick Charity Golf Classic. We’re honoring our Father’s Legacy on the anniversary of the day he lost his battle as we raise funds and awareness for those currently battling mental illness. For more information visit http://www.barrickcharitygolfclassic.com/.
Featuring nationally known: Tim Eggebraaten and Kat Perkins; Highly regarded local professionals: Ted Matthews and Dr. Kristine Knudten; Suicide loss survivors: Barbara Ruhland, Jen Withrow & Twin Cities radio personality- Paul Thomas "PT"; PLUS, suicide prevention leaders from the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Health & Human Services.
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