Lisa McNally, Tori Morrison, Gina Marek, Angie Perkins, Amy Arellano, and David Arelanno
by David Miller
Loveland, Ohio – Last week during Women’s and Men’s basketball games students, staff, families, and community groups brought awareness to mental health issues. The theme was “Teal Out”. My Fave Five, The Ben Morrison Fund, and Loveland High School’s Hope Squad brought resources and awareness to their mental health initiatives.
The Ben Morrision Fund proudly says, “We are dedicated to erasing the stigma of mental health struggles, opening conversations, and offering lifelines to help save lives of young people in crisis.”
MY FAVE FIVE is a mental wellness tool, in the form of a mobile app, which helps individuals identify, connect and build relationships with trusted people in their life. It was created by Loveland mom Gina Marek.
Loveland’s Hope Squad uses faculty advisors and trusted peers to identify students at risk for suicidal ideation and behavior, and ultimately, to save lives. Read more about the 1,600 Hope Squads around the country. Read even more about Loveland’s Hope Squads HERE. Follow the LHS Hope Squad on Twitter.
The groups also brought attention to the new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
The mental health initiative carried over when the Men’s team played at Lebanon High School on Friday evening.