May is Mental Health Awareness Month Nationwide! 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime. You may not think this applies to you because you aren't the 1 in 5, but everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. Help us show support for those 1 in 5.
Join Madison School District and Madison CARES as we work to bring awareness, education and hopefully, start some conversations on this very important topic.
Wondering how you can get involved?
MAY 7 - GREEN DAY
(Wear green, shine a green light, do a green art project. Today is our day to COLOR THE TOWN GREEN in support of Mental Health!)
(Teachers- Submit a photo of how YOUR class celebrated Green Day and/or brought awareness to Mental Health/Emotions. We will be giving away TWO $50 Walmart Cards from those who submit photos/videos firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY 13 @ 7pm - BRANDON LEE WHITE - Virtual Mental Health/Motivational Leadership Night
May 19 4pm-7pm - Rise Up and Support Mental Health -
Join us for a Kite Flying event at Bobcat Stadium. First 300 PEOPLE GET FREE KITES! Hot Dog Dinner for all! Come Support the GREEN RIBBON!
Get your kids involved and have a conversation with them about mental health. Have them color one of the Lift Each Other Up coloring pages. Once it is complete, bring it by the Madison Education Center (60 W. Main) to exchange for a FREE GIVEAWAY ITEM!. Download your coloring pages here.
Download and fill out the 8 Dimensions of Wellness. Choose 1 or more areas of wellness you would like to work on a set a goal today! If you set a goal in each area, bring this form by and show us, we will have a FREE giveaway for you! Madison Education Center (60 W. Main) Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.
Rock Painting for Hope Garden-
Paint a rock with something that makes you happy, adds light to your life or gives you hope. Bring it by the Madison Education Center and exchange it for a FREE GIVEAWAY item! (60 W. Main) Monday-Friday 8am-4pm.
FB Profile Photo and Sharing Content-
Change your profile picture frame on Facebook to have a Mental Health Awareness Frame to help raise awareness and end the stigma associated with mental health. Share content that we post throughout the month to your own page. MADISON CARES FB
Youth Mental Health First Aid Classes-
Become educated on mental illnesses and know the signs and symptoms of suicide and how you can help someone choose to stay. Attending Madison Cares Mental Health First Aid on May 12 & 13 4:30pm-8:30pm. For more information or to sign up visit http://www.mymadisoncares.com/madison-cares-education.../
Come pick up a "I support the green ribbon" poster to hang in your business. We also have awareness pins for your employees to wear!
WIN A $200 Broulims Giftcard-