-4 °C
25 °F
Increasing CloudinessFri
8 °C
46 °F
Mainly CloudySat
12 °C
54 °F
17 °C
63 °F

Things To Do In
Windsor Essex

Follow Us On

Traffic Cameras


Sign Up Here

Lowest Gas Prices

1 In 5 People Suffer From Mental Health Setbacks

Thursday November 6th, 2014, 11:00am


Hello time traveller!!
This article is 3403 days old.
The information listed below is likely outdated and has been preserved for archival purposes.

Two new campaigns have kicked off to help raise awareness of Mental Health.

The first campaign, now in its second year, is a local initiative to raise awareness and funds for Mental Health through the placement of donation boxes with lime green ribbons.

The Ribbon Campaign is a local outreach initiative wherein the organization MHCSEAEC/Ten Friends Diner asks local business/retail locations to participate by allowing MHCSEAEC to place donation boxes/baskets in the hopes of raising awareness whilst also raising funds for the Ten Friends Diner Mental Health program as well as a Community Garden Project, Food and Meal Planning Program as well as a Finances and Budgeting Program for those who live day to day with mental illness.

The second, an international campaign is in its first year. Challenges individuals and companies to wear a lime green Bandage for 24 hours to help raise Mental Health awareness and raise funds for mental health.

The international #LimeGreen Challenge Campaign is setup as a primarily online challenge via social networks, email and various other digital means.

The goal is to get people talking about Mental Illness/Health and help break the existing stigma. Through the visual aid of the bandage, placed on a prominent position on the face/head it is hoped that this will stir people to talking about Mental Illnesses and Mental Health to help spread awareness about the realities, not disabilities of living with a Mental Illness.

Daily Newsletter

Sign up to receive all the latest, local news stories you may have missed!

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Do You Like This Article?

Content Continues Below Local Sponsor Message
Content Continues Below Local Sponsor Message
Content Continues Below Local Sponsor Message