Hello FB family and friends!
April 08, 2016
BENEFITING: Goetz Mental Wellness Initiative
ORGANIZER: Imagine Thriving
EVENT: Fargo Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: May 21, 2016
This year I am running the half marathon in Fargo not only for the sweet medal, but for a great cause! I have joined Tom Donaldson and the Imagine Thriving Running Team. Imagine Thriving provides resources to students at all grade levels who are struggling with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
Some alarming facts from the 2015 ND Youth Risk Behavior Survey:
~10.9% of Fargo area 9-12th graders have attempted suicide in the previous 12 months.
~About 25% indicate that they may be struggling with depression.
Since January of 2014 over 400 students in Fargo-Moorhead Public Schools have been helped by the Student Wellness Facilitators (SWF- mental health social workers) that Imagine Thriving funds for schools. Our Access to Care Fund has been used to help over 100 families in need with the expenses related to mental health care (cab rides to appointments, prescriptions, appointments, co-pays, etc).
You can learn more about Imagine Thriving here.
Please consider donating - any amount - to help the youth in our community!