33 Forever’s community involvement efforts are developing constantly.
In one of the areas of focus, Community Involvement, our organization has developed and is continuing to develop partnerships and programs to provide, host, participate in and support a variety of community events — speakers, forums, golf outings, silent auctions, charity dinners, mental health fairs and other events — both serious and fun — all with the goal and purpose of educating local communities, raising awareness for and supporting mental health efforts and those suffering with mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, self-worth issues and suicidal thoughts.
33 Forever holds an annual Golf Outing, Silent Auction & Charity Dinner each Fall in Mansfield, Ohio to raise awareness and raise funds for the mission. It also holds an Annual Mental Health Birthday Walk each May in downtown Mansfield to also build awareness during National Mental Health Awareness Month. It is also sponsors the North Central Ohio Out of the Darkness Walk to benefit the Amercian Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
It also is presently hosting and planning to host other community awarenss events and to participate in community forums in the future.
33 Forever also organizes, holds and participates in addititional events and other ways to reach the public on these issues in a variety of forums — including at schools and engaging with other community resources in a variety of locations and communities.
In 2021, in conjunction with a local independent television station in North Central Ohio, 33 Forever created what it believes is a first-of-its-kind weekly television talk show called “Sparking the Conversation.” The show is hosted by Donna and Jeff Heck, co-founders of 33 Forever, and features weekly guests to talk about mental health issues, resources, stories and challenges. Links to those shows are on the Media page on this site.
33 Forever also provides leadership on these issues in a number of other different ways — both locally and statewide. It is a member of the Suicide Prevention Coalition in Richland County, Ohio organized by the Richland County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services. In addition, statewide, its President serves on the NAMI – Ohio Board of Directors and its Board Chair is a member of the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation Board and of the statewide Family Advocates for Suicide Prevention.
Other awaeness and community engagement efforts are moving forward and others are in development. Thus, if you have a community involvement idea or an event surrounding these issues in which 33 Forever might be able to help or engage, please contact us.
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