Program: Girl Scouts Mental Health Awareness Patch
Grant Award: $1,500
This fall, the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) anticipates that approximately 250 Girl Scouts in the Fox Valley Region will start working toward their newest patch, one centered around Mental Health Awareness. On their journey to getting the patch, Girls Scouts will be educated about the brain and its influence on thoughts, feelings and behavior, creating an increased awareness and understanding of mental health, and reducing the stigma of mental illness.
A grant from the Women’s Fund for the Fox Valley Region supported the GSNWGL partnership with NAMI Fox Valley. Existing program materials for the Mental Health Awareness Patch were
edited and updated
, creating a new programming packet that focuses not only on brain anatomy and physiology, but also includes in-depth information on mental health and national and local resources.