Support National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day!

Locally, 6, 8, 10 and 12th grade students participate in the PA Youth Survey every two years.  Our most recent data, from 2017, showed that our youth rank higher than the state average in the area of social and emotional health. Because of these statistics, Mifflin County Communities That Care (CTC) has developed a committee (students and adults) that will focus on social and emotional health.

A Make and Take Tie-Dye event is set to take place on Wednesday, May 1st (rain date May 2nd) at the Mifflin County High School from 3:15 PM to 7:15 PM. Students will get a free white t-shirt (while supplies last) with the phrase “Slowly replacing negative thoughts with beautiful colors and positive energy” on the back that they can tie-dye. Students, teachers, agencies, community members, etc. are invited to attend and participate in spreading Mental Health Awareness.

All participants are asked to wear their tie-dye shirt on May 10th in recognition of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day to reduce the stigma around mental health, increase suicide prevention/awareness, and to promote overall kindness and acceptance.