Notes of Encouragement- Write Motivating Messages for Youth in our Community
United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley is kicking off 25 Days of Caring with a virtual volunteer opportunity that provides support to our impact initiative surrounding mental health.
Mental health is an important part of overall health, including our emotional, psychological and social well-being. Our mental health affects how we think, feel and act, as well as how we handle stress, relate to others and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. The number of people worldwide diagnosed with mental illness has been increasing during the past decade. In the United States, it is estimated that 20% to 25% of adults are affected by mental illness. United Way’s mental health initiative invests in prevention and intervention programming in an effort to change the mental health of local residents. Click here to Learn more about our Mental Health Initiative.
Community members are invited to write a note of encouragement. The notes will be distributed to local youth through partnerships with local schools and youth serving agencies. Participants can choose from two pre-written options or opt to write a note of their own.