Beaver County Raises Mental Health Awareness (even during a PANDEMIC!)

Yard Signs!

Since early May, and as part of the Zero Suicide Initiative, more than 500 signs were distributed and displayed throughout Beaver County in an effort to prevent suicide. The signs were designed by Beaver County community members and they provide our neighbors with inspirational messaging and crucial mental health resource information. Some are still on display! There are 11 creative designs.
Have you seen any? Check them out here!

Thanks and congratulations to all who designed signs!


Thanks to those who helped to distribute and post signs and thank you, properties who permitted us the space!

Thanks for posting,
Housing Authority!

Thanks for posting,
Denny!

Thanks for posting,
Marco’s Pizza!

Thanks for posting,
South Side!

Here are some photos shared of yard signs found during Wellness Walks on May 26th!

(Credit: EPIC of Glade Run Services)
(Credit: EPIC of Glade Run Services)
(Credit: EPIC of Glade Run Services)
(Credit: EPIC of Glade Run Services)
(Credit: B. Palmieri)
(Credit: B. Palmieri)
(Credit: HVHS)
(Credit: HVHS)

Two Outpatient Clinics, serving Beaver County joined in . . .

On May 5th, HVHS Staff in Edgeworth and Marshall wore green and displayed signs to raise mental health awareness.

Beaver Falls Youth Ambassadors
Mental Health Awareness Month
Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

The Beaver Falls Youth Ambassadors Club visited younger students at Central Elementary School.
As a Mental Health Awareness Month activity, they taught kindergarten & first graders a lesson on “emotions and feelings”.

To Promote Acts of Kindness, Nicolina’s Wishes charitable foundation filled social media with TikTok kindness videos throughout the month of May.

Learn more about Nicolina’s Wishes . . .

PA Cyber Charter School

Members & Advisors of the Leaders of Tomorrow Club and Youth Ambassador Club want to educate, talk openly, and help break the stigma on Mental Health! In club meetings, members discussed Mental Health and created a video for you to enjoy! (Click below to watch the video.)

You are NOT ALONE and REMEMBER—its ok to NOT be ok!

The District Attorney, BCBH and Not One More partnered to celebrate RECOVERY and distribute Narcan on May 20th.

In addition to exhibits, information, service providers, support and a moment of remembrance for those we’ve lost to overdose, take-away packets (shown above) were made available in an effort to save lives.

The Beaver County System of Care held Trainings throughout May. These events were open to the Community. Some were virtual and some were in-person!
(Thank you for attending)

  • Safety First: Basic Suicide Prevention Training
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Screening of – Suicide: The Ripple Effect
  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
    (Suicide Prevention Training)
  • Seeking Safety

On May 26th, the Wellness Walk / Free Ice Cream Cone event was held virtually!

Participants chose their own wellness activity, on their own schedule and received a coupon for a free cone at Hanks. Check out their creative ways of participating!

Once again, thank you for partnering with us, Hanks Frozen Custard!

Cloudy skies meant that folks at the MHA played it safe and walked indoors. Looks like fun . . .


Judy Dusold snapped these photos in
Raccoon Township as she enjoyed a beautiful evening walk . . .



Bonnie and Flo took Clyde on their Wellness Walk, then got him a “good boy” ice cream cone . . .

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South Side Youth Ambassadors held a stigma-busting Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Fair on May 17th.

On May 27th, Youth Ambassadors held a Chalk Talk Event at the Beaver County Courthouse, met with County Commissioner Jack Manning, participated in a Round Table Discussion and presented a Mental Health Awareness Day Proclamation! Great job, YAPs!

Youth Ambassador Program
Suicide Prevention Awareness

Thank you and congratulations to all who joined in to help make
the 2021 Mental Health Awareness Month activities a success!

~Beaver County System of Care