Making a Difference in the Community
Waldwick Basketball Mental Health Awareness Week
We partnered with "Break The Stigma", a group that is dedicated to breaking the stigma around struggling with mental illness. Together we sponsored Waldwick High School basketball games this week to spread mental health awareness and gave players “stigma free” T shirts to wear during their pregame warm up.
Mental Health Awareness Signs
Since May was Mental Health Awareness month, we wanted to find a way to positively impact our communities while social distancing. We partnered with a graphic designer to create lawn signs that displayed positive messages throughout the local community. The response was fantastic which shows that even a little positivity can make a persons day.
Mental Health Awareness Workout
On October 25th, the Johnson and Wales Panhellenic Council held a workout session to promote the importance of mental health at Peter Mollo Fitness in Providence, Rhode Island. All proceeds were donated to the Nicholas Negron Mental Health Foundation.
AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention held their annual "Out of the Darkness" community walk in Bergen County, New Jersey on October 20th. Nick's family and friends created a team for him and walked to promote suicide prevention.
Certified in Mental Health First Aid
Recently the members of the Nicholas Negron Mental Health Foundation participated in a mental health first aid course, held by USA Mental Health First Aid. The course is eight hours long and upon completion, all participants receive a certification that lasts for three years. The course is offered to the public in locations all over the country.
Mental Health Awareness Car Wash
The Kappa Sigma fraternity and the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority at High Point University recently held a car wash to promote the importance of mental health. All proceeds were donated to the Nicholas Negron Mental Health Foundation and Project Semicolon.
Traphagen Pajama Day
The Nicholas Negron Mental Health Foundation recently partnered with a local organization Waldwick Cares and visited a local elementary school to educate children on the importance of mental health. In addition we hosted a pajama day where students got to relax and dress down in their favorite pajamas to take a break from school work and focus on strengthening their mental health!
Skirmish For A Smile
Nicholas's favorite activity was to play paintball with his family and friends. In honor of Nicholas and the smiles that paintball brought to him and his loved ones. We recently hosted our first annual Mental Health Awareness Paintball Fundraiser, Skirmish For A Smile. This event aimed to bring the community together, spread awareness and make people smile!
Your mental health is more important than the test, the interview, and the meeting. Take care of yourself.