Stick it to Stigma

Now more than ever, it is critical to talk about mental health with our youth. We know that young people listen to other young people so we asked the amazing players from the UNH Women’s and Men’s Hockey Teams to help us spread the word that it is OK to talk about mental health. That is is OK to NOT be OK.  They created an awesome Public Service Announcement (PSA) on how they are taking care of their mental health during this difficult time.  We hope we can host hockey events again soon but in the meantime, enjoy this fantastic #StickItToStigma PSA on #CopingWithCovid!

Help us Stick it to Stigma message by having your team create a PSA video. We are PASSING THE PUCK TO YOU!

A STIGMA is defined as a “mark of disgrace” but there is nothing disgraceful about taking care of your mental health. One of our goals at Connor’s Climb Foundation is to help alleviate the stigma surrounding mental health. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death of youth in New Hampshire, and it continues to be on the rise. We need to take action NOW to help our kids learn how to discuss this difficult topic so we can reverse this trend.

YOU can help by hosting a Stick it to Stigma event in your community. There are many options, including hockey games, lacrosse games, field hockey games, nearly any sporting event that you can imagine.

Connor’s Climb Foundation will help by providing you with a GAME PLAN to help you easily plan and implement your Stick it to Stigma event. It includes details on Timeline, Fundraising Best Practices, Templates for creating T-shirts, Posters, Social Media, & More.

The goals of Stick it to Stigma are:

1

Create a positive and open environment where kids see that it is OK to talk about mental health and suicide thereby reducing the STIGMA surrounding it. Talking about suicide does NOT cause it!

2

Teach kids to ACT:

Acknowledge

Listen to your friend. Don’t ignore threats they make about themselves or others

Care

Let your friend know that you care about his/her safety.

Tell

Tell: Tell a trusted adult that you are worried about your friend. Some secrets SHOULD be shared!

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