Suicide awareness event to entertain, educate the community

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

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. Photo supplied

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.
Photo supplied

The “Stop the Stigma” suicide awareness event is ready to roll Friday, March 21, at Forest Lake Area High School.

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

Stomp Out Suicide, in partnership with the Forest Lake Area Partnership for Families, then invites the public to the main event at Forest Lake 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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