Events

Drive Out Stigma

July 1, 2015, 8:50 PM

 

When: July, 2015

 

What: Drive Out Stigma is our annual golf outing held to benefit the Mental Health Foundation's educational work in the community. We currently provide three different programs (detailed below) to local schools and businesses and have educated over 10,000 people in this school year alone. 

  • Live Laugh Love (LLL) – LLL is our mental health education program dedicated to educating middle school and high schools students about the stigma surrounding mental health, signs and symptoms of mental illnesses like depression, signs and symptoms of suicide, and how to get help when students notice these signs and symptoms in themselves or others.
  • be nice. – be nice. is our “anti-bullying” campaign with a positive spin. The core of be nice. is understanding that how you treat others can have a major impact on how they think, act, and feel. Small efforts to make someone’s day can make a big difference.
  • Mental Health First Aid – MHFA is a new national evidence-based program designed to educate adults on how to handle a mental health crisis. We have been leading the charge in the West Michigan area with over 20 MHFA trainings scheduled for this Spring/Summer.

 

 

 

Stomp Out Stigma

May 16, 2015, 1:52 PM

May 16, 2015

The annual Stomp Out Stigma – Walk for Mental Health is held in May in conjunction with National Mental Health Month. Planned collaboratively with and sponsored by local mental health service providers, the annual event strives to raise awareness that the stigma associated with mental illness is one of the greatest barriers that keeps people from seeking help.

WHEN:

Saturday, May 16, 2015
8:30 am Gathering
9:00 am Walk Start

WHERE:

The 3 mile walk begins in the courtyard on the downtown Pew Campus of Grand Valley State University and will travel along the Grand River's downtown boardwalk

WHY:

The stigma associated with mental illness is one of the greatest barriers that prevent people from seeking help. This walk not only strives to raise awareness but encourages people to be mentally fit. All proceeds from this event benefit our Live Laugh Love Educating Youth about Mental Health and be nice. Education Programs!

Registration:

Please see the Stomp Out Stigma page to register. 

News and Events

7.1.2015 -

Drive Out Stigma

Drive Out Stigma golf outing coming July, 2015. Details forthcoming!

5.16.2015 -

Stomp Out Stigma

Join this amazing annual fundraiser beginning at the Grand Valley Downtown Pew Campus! 

Grand Rapids area clinician, Jim Bottenhorn, discusses the possible causes behind the recent string of youth violence in the local area.

We are one of the 8 finalists for the Connecting with Community Award!

We want to say a big "THANK YOU!" to the Kent County Medical Society Alliance for choosing the MHF!

be nice. is feature on Maranda Where You Live

be nice. flyover is featured on Woodtv's Daybreak

 

2nd Annual "be nice" flyover is featured on WZZM 13

"nice bench" event is featured on eightWest