Suicide awareness event rescheduled

Kevin Breel combines comedy with an honest conversation about mental health in his presentations. He will speak to students at North Branch and Chisago Lakes high schools before appearing for an open event March 21 at Forest Lake High School.

Kevin Breel combines comedy with an honest conversation about mental health in his presentations. He will speak to students at North Branch and Chisago Lakes high schools before appearing for an open event March 21 at Forest Lake High School.

Stomp Out Suicide to host comic, mental health activist at ‘Stop the Stigma’ events March 21 at local schools—

The “Stop the Stigma” suicide awareness event that was originally set for this month has been rescheduled for Friday, March 21, at Forest Lake Area High School.

Earlier that day, nationally known comic and mental health activist Kevin Breel will share his message at North Branch and Chisago Lakes high schools during symposiums for only students and teachers. Closed to the public, these symposiums provide a more intimate presentation for the students.

Stomp Out Suicide, in partnership with the Forest Lake Area Partnership for Families, invites the public to the main event the evening of March 21 at Forest Lake Area High. Starting at 5:30 p.m. with a resource fair and concluding with a talk by Breel, this public event aims to raise awareness of mental health, depression and suicide prevention.

Organized by FLAPF, the resource fair will showcase a variety of mental health, social service, recreational and other organizations who share the common goal of promoting health and well-being. Stomp Out Suicide also will have a booth selling its new line of T-shirts featuring inspirational quotes.

Guests are welcome to enjoy free pizza and refreshments while they last, courtesy of Canvas Health. The resource fair concludes at 6:45 p.m.

At 7 p.m., guests are invited into the auditorium for a performance by Breel, who combines comedy with an honest and hopeful conversation about mental health.

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