It’s okay not to be okay… but there is help.
Warren Area High School is holding a mental health and suicide awareness event Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
“It’s going to be more of a community event – bring people together and educate people.” Class of 2025 Co-President Ella Geithner said. “We are going to play and eat.
“It’s a non-profit event.” co-president Sophie Walker said. “It’s mostly just educational – information extraction.”
“We’re really hoping for good weather.” Geithner said.
The event will be held outdoors if the weather is nice or inside the high school, as was the case last year.
“We’ll have a tabbouleh food truck and Alyssa Wismar will play live music.” Walker said.
Mental health providers will be on hand, including Family Services of Warren County and CORE – Choosing Openness About Experience.
Any donations from the event will go toward raising awareness and providing the class scholarships — one from Warren Area High School and one from another Warren County school — who plan to enter mental health-related fields.
“It’s important not only to our school community, but also to our local community.” Walker said. “In times of crisis, it’s better to come together and come together and create awareness.”
“We want to prevent something that we can prevent with a little information.” Geithner said. “We want to get people the resources they need starting in school.”
“It’s important to continue to challenge stigma and it’s important to realize that it’s okay to not be okay.” Vice President Lily Walker said. “Talk about it.”