Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people in the US. At least one out of five young people have a mental illness with fewer than 20% being treated. We know that we can do better for our young people and our schools. Your generous donation will help us increase our capacity to add school mental health consultation and training experts to our team.
Please Pass the Love is a 501c3 committed to increasing school-based mental health supports to improve the quality of life and educational opportunities for children, families, and educators as well as offer culturally responsive comprehensive services and evidence-based supports to school systems. We have new counselors, teachers, parents, youth, and mental health professionals contacting us to help them establish SMH system change and training. The organization has received great community support, but with growing awareness and need for our services, the demand is quickly outpacing our human and financial resources. This opportunity will allow us to increase our capacity and devote more of our attention to our expertise.
We have one full-time school mental health consultation and training expert, one intern, and many volunteers that help us assess school mental health readiness, create action plans, and train schools across the state. In 2018, we have already trained almost 500 adults impacting over 17,000 youth and families across the state.
This crowdrise campaign will go directly towards being able to increase school mental health consultation and training experts on staff. The more expert staff we have, the more schools we can train, and the more students, staff and families we can impact.
We have submitted this project to A Community Thrives for the 100K, 50K, 25K, and 10K grant, but we need YOU to help us get the $3,000 minimum to qualify for the grants. The project that raises the most money automatically gets a $25,000 grant. That could hire more expertise to train more educators! Every little bit helps no matter how small or large. We THANK YOU, in advance!
We had a parent come up to us at our last event and said that, thanks to the PPTL presentation in April, she noticed some red flags in her son who is in PK and took him to his pediatrician for further guidance. Due to the history of mental illness in her family and these red flags, they were sent on for further mental health support and she credits identifying this early to PPTL. That one story made everything we did this year worth it. We are doing some mental health PD for our elementary buildings and Middle School next year, so I am hopeful we can call on PPTL for a more whole-school assembly. – School District
It has been an honor and privilege to work with PPTL over the last several years. They have shown great compassion for a very fragile but resilient mental health population in our state and school system. They are great advocates and passionate about improving access and decreasing the stigma of mental health. I have been involved in her conferences and watched them setup a solid curriculum helping educate a variety of people involved in delivering mental health. They are true leaders in our state with their work and future vision - Psychiatrist and Director of Pediatric Behavioral Health Unit