Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:00p -
The State Room
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Boston, MA 02109
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A Celebration of Life is a movement focused on inspiring hope, while also remembering lives that have been lost to suicide. The evening creates special moments and appreciation for life.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. On Tuesday, May 14, we join together at the inaugural A Celebration of Life: Boston. Funds raised from this event will support Minding Your Mind’s mental health education programs.
A Celebration of Life began in 2011 to honor the memory of Kyle Craig, a 21-year-old student at Vanderbilt University who took his life in May of 2010. Kyle was a dynamic friend to many; a bright, handsome, and gifted individual across music and athletics, but whose strength of character enabled his growing struggles to be hidden from view.
Proceeds from A Celebration of Life: Boston will support Minding Your Mind, a non-profit organization whose mission is to end the stigma and destructive behaviors associated with mental health issues. This is accomplished through educational programs provided to schools and community organizations across the U.S., with a high concentration in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states. Since its inception in 2007, Minding Your Mind has grown to become the largest provider of mental health education in Pennsylvania, and established regional offices in New Jersey and in Massachusetts serving all of New England.
Minding Your Mind’s primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers, and school administrators. Minding Your Mind programs move away from crisis-based response to prevention through education, and have been statistically proven to improve students’ attitudes about people with mental illness and increase help-seeking behavior for themselves and their friends.