Participate in World Teen Mental Wellness Day
World Teen Mental Wellness Day is observed annually to raise awareness for the mental health issues teenagers face daily, promote mental wellness and determine solutions. While the Global Day will be held on Saturday, March 2, students will be encouraged to plan events on March 1 while schools are in session.
Mental health struggles, especially anxiety and depression, are common in teenagers. However, findings show that stigma prevents many teens from seeking help. Many don’t know the resources available in their own schools and communities, and too few know how to engage in self-care.
bi3 is teaming up with Interact for Health and The Joe Burrow Foundation to provide high school students up to $500 per school to engage fellow students in mental wellness. All high school students in the Greater Cincinnati region are eligible and only need to fill out a simple application form that can be accessed at https://bi3.org/teenmentalhealth.
Last year, funding supported students from 11 area high schools to create wellness rooms, host speakers and promote awareness of resources like the National 988 Suicide and Crisis Hotline.
One application per school is allowed and must be signed by the principal. The final deadline for applications is February 1, 2024.
bi3 is on a mission to transform health for all people in Greater Cincinnati by fueling innovation and health equity through grantmaking. It leverages its strategic partnership with TriHealth to spark and scale new approaches to healthcare and partners with community-based organizations to fuel new solutions to deep-seated community health issues. Learn more at bi3.org.
Interact for Health partners to ensure that people in our region have a just opportunity to live their healthiest lives, regardless of who they are or where they live. We advance health justice through grantmaking, collaboration, learning, convening and engagement. Interact for Health is an independent foundation that works in 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. More information is available at www.interactforhealth.org.
The Joe Burrow Foundation has a mission of providing resources and support to the underprivileged and underserved with a focus on food insecurity and childhood mental health. Click here for more information about our mission and primary focus areas.