The Greenwood Education Foundation has partnered with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to co-host a community tailgate on September 29th at Greenwood Community High School. The tailgate will kick off at 5:30pm before the Greenwood vs Decatur Central varsity football game. Join us for food, games, and free prizes. Several local organizations whose mission is to promote mental and physical wellness will be attending to provide information on their services and resources. This event is free to the community. Tickets to enter the football game can be purchased at https://public.eventlink.com/tickets?t=45913
This tailgate is being held during National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for high school aged youth. Unfortunately, only half of children and adolescents with a mental health condition receive the treatment they need. Early mental health support can help a young person navigate the challenges that come with having a mental health condition. The goal of the tailgate is to bring awareness to the challenges young people face regarding mental health, destigmatize conversations around mental health and seeking support, promote awareness of 988, and highlight supportive local community resources aimed at supporting our youth.
The Greenwood Education Foundation and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is committed to ensuring our young people know where to go to seek support. Through the support of these two organizations, GHS athletes and Bring Change to Mind representatives will be engaging the entire student body is a series of student-led activities leading up to the tailgate. The student athletes and the BC2M members will serve as Mental Health ambassadors for the week. We are proud to see our Greenwood students serve as advocates and leaders as they bring the message of hope and support to the entire student body.
Join us September 29th to show your support and help us Highlight Mental Health!