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FREE Idaho Community Mental Health & Suicide Awareness Event

Sadly, “suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 10 and 34, and suicide attempts among adolescents have increased dramatically since the start of the pandemic. Research shows that promoting connectivity, between people and within communities, creates a sense of belonging, which can be protective against suicide. -according to patch.com. To promote connectivity in Treasure Valley, there is an upcoming free mental health and suicide awareness event featuring international pop star Alex Boyé.

This is an incredibly powerful and moving event for all ages, full of music and guest speakers with experience and expertise in mental health / suicide prevention. There will also be kiosks showcasing local mental health organizations and available resources.

The organizers of the event have several objectives:
1. Normalize and encourage ongoing conversations about mental health and suicide prevention in homes, schools, churches and throughout the community.

2. Equip people (especially adolescents) with suicide prevention strategies, both at the individual level and at the support level.

3. Introduce and connect people with mental health and suicide prevention resources that are available throughout the community.

How it all started is pretty amazing. A meridian woman has decided to turn her grief into a wave of support for those who suffer in silence. She hooked up with Alex Boyé and his “Bend Not Break” suicide prevention tour and they were more than happy to hold the event for free in Treasure Valley.

Community mental health event

“I am delighted to come to Boise to spread the message of hope and love,” Boyé said. “Our children want to help; they are tired of not talking about suicide prevention and mental health. They want to express themselves openly and converse. They want to help in the fight – they don’t want to lose another friend, another mother, another father, a sister or a brother.

Check Connection is the cure website for more information …

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