33 Forever is creating partnerships to provide and support educational programming for middle school, high school and college students, parents and community members and education staff members with various organizations.
We continue to expand our educational programming and support. We presently sponsor educational programming to numerous middle school and high school students, parents and staff and college students, faculty and staff through NAMI Richland County, as well as directly through 33 Forever.
Nationally, NAMI has a program for middle school and high school students and staff called “Ending The Silence.” This program increases awareness and provides practical advice and help to students and staff dealing with depression, anxiety, self-worth issues, suicidal thoughts and other mental health struggles, whether themselves or their peers. Even during the pandemic, 33 Forever has been able to sponsor the “Ending The Silence” program at numerous Richland County secondary schools and colleges. 33 Forever is also provides direct educational programming to high school students and staff and college students, faculty and staff in Ohio and elsewhere. This effort is continuing to expand.
33 Forever sponsors and underwrites the NAMI on Campus Chapter at the Ohio State Mansfield Campus. NOC is a student group dedicated to mental health awareness, support and education. The group seeks to normalize mental health conversations, equip individuals with mental health resources and create a culture accepting and supportive of those with mental health concerns.
Finally, 33 Forever presently awards 4 scholarships — called “The 33 Forever Scholarship in Honor of Danielle Leedy” — to high school seniors. 3 of these scholarships are awarded in Richland County, Ohio and 1 in Pickaway County, Ohio. Details are on our “Scholarship Information” page.
33 Forever has developed and continues to develop numerous partnerships, including NAMI – Richland County, the Richland County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board and numerous mental health experts, among others. These partnerships are being used to help 33 Forever increase awareness and provide practical advice to help students and others recognize and deal with depression, anxiety, self worth issues, suicidal thoughts and other mental health struggles, whether for themselves or others.
It also has developed additional partnerships regionally with NAMI – Ohio, the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, among others, to provide and support programming so parents and school and college faculty and staff members can better understand, recognize and know what to do when they see or become aware of mental health issues for their students.
Our fast-moving, technology-driven, too-often-anonymous society presents new and different challenges to the youth of today.
This increasingly results in complicated and problematic mental health challenges for those young people. 33 Forever is committed to doing its part to make a difference in these critical areas – just as our inspiration, Dani, always saw herself doing.
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