Please consider sponsoring or participating in one or more events to help us continue our important trainings to help people recognize the signs of someone thinking about suicide and what to do about it. We must end the stigma tied to mental health issues in order to calm the tide of increased suicidal deaths.

As a sponsor, you will be eligible to have your company’s name and logo on promotional material as well as complimentary tickets to events.  The size of your logo and number of free entries are dependent on sponsorship level.

Below is a listing of our vital fundraisers for the community.  We hope we can count on your support so we can continue to help those in need.

E-Racing the Blues for Mental Health

E-Racing the Blues for Mental Health, South and North, are events which bring to light the availability of these trainings and help end the stigma attached to mental health-related illnesses and suicide. E-Racing the Blues for Mental Health South will be held on Saturday, May 4 in Rehoboth Beach.  We walk from the Boardwalk Bandstand to Grove Park and back, visiting mental health-related community organizations halfway, many walking in honor of loved ones lost too early to suicide. -Racing the Blues for Mental Health North will be held on Sunday, October 20 at Glasgow Park in Newark. We will walk a portion of the existing 5K course, finishing at Pavilion I where we will visit exhibitors and have some fun fall activities for children.

Did you know that exercise is a scientifically proven mood booster? Exercise relieves stress and boosts mental energy through the release of endorphins.  Exercise is also a powerful depression fighter by promoting changes in the brain that promote feelings of calm and well-being.

Comedy Night

Please join us for our Funny Bone show at the DE Theater Company in Wilmington on July 31. Happy hour starts at 5:30 pm with the show beginning at 6:30 pm, featuring several comedians and a short video on mental health. Tickets purchased before June 15 are $60, or $110 for two. Tickets purchased after June 15 are $65 each, or $120 for two.

Did you know that laughter reduces anxiety and other negative emotions, is an immune booster and acts a natural anti-depressant? After all, “laughter is the best medicine” and it has no side effects!!

Mind Your Health through Mindfulness

Our mindfulness program will be held on Sept. 11 at Rockford Park at 5:00 pm. An instructor will teach you about what mindfulness/meditation is and how helpful it can be.  Mindfulness can be described as the practice of paying attention in the present moment with intent and nonjudgement.

Did you know that mindfulness reduces stress, increases focus, regulates emotions, helps PTSD, increases empathy, creativity, and physical well -being? Mindfulness meditation is an important element in the treatment of depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

 

Written by Roberta Fishgold.