MARION, IN (June 7, 2023) – The second annual Mental Health Matters event, in partnership with the United Way of Grant County, was held on May 17th at the Gardens of Matter Park. The event, …
Radiant Health’s Mental Health Matters Event Served 450 Children and Families
MARION, IN (June 7, 2023) – The second annual Mental Health Matters event, in partnership with the United Way of Grant County, was held on May 17th at the Gardens of Matter Park. The event, as part of Mental Health Awareness Month, brought together over 450 children and families to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and provide support for mental health issues.
Mental and physical health are equally important components of overall health. Approximately 22% of Hoosiers experience mental illness each year and 54% of Hoosiers ages 12-17 who have depression did not receive any care in the last year.
This impactful event aimed to create a safe space for dialogue, education, and empowerment. Families and children from all walks of life eagerly participated, displaying a strong sense of unity and commitment to addressing mental health concerns within our community.
Throughout the evening, attendees had the opportunity to engage in wellness activities with Radiant Health and partnering organizations. These sessions covered topics including emotional regulation, mindful moment practices, and cultivating gratitude. In addition, Radiant Health Experts were present to answer questions, provide information, and connect families with appropriate resources tailored to their needs.
The Mental Health Matters Event successfully reached its objective of serving over 294 local youth and 192 adults. It created an inclusive and supportive environment where participants could show up as they are, learn, and connect with mental health resources. The event’s impact extended beyond the evening itself, as youth left equipped with new books and mental health tools to navigate their wellness journeys.
Mental Health Matters will return in May 2024, if you are interested in committing to sponsorship now, please contact Kelly Monahan, Manager of Events and Marketing, (765) 499-9544, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Radiant Health and the mission we serve, please visit GetRadiant.org.