Shout Out Loud MN Hopes to Break Mental Health Stigma
A Maple Grove psychologist is part of a family-friendly event called Shout Out Loud in St. Louis Park. The Oct. 5 event features educational opportunities, food trucks and bands.
“Having an event for families is where we are filling a gap,” said Dr. Lisa Lovelace, a psychologist at Synergy eTherapy. “A lot of people are impacted by suicide in some way, where they may have lost a parent or sibling or a friend who has died by suicide.”
Shout Out Loud is a wellness carnival that will feature local bands, food trucks and education exhibits. The event also acts as a fundraiser for PrairieCare Child and Family Fund, which awards grants to schools all over the state to help with mental health programs.
“We don’t prescribe how to use the dollars. We ask them to tell us what they are facing around mental health,” explains Nancy Burton, with PrairieCare Child and Family Fund.
Burton says rural schools face different challenges than metro-area schools, so each grant is awarded based upon the application submitted.
PrairieCare Child and Family Fund recently awarded a grant to fund a program in Hopkins schools called “Growing Through Grief.”
To learn more about Shout Out Loud, click here.
To learn about the Growing Through Grief program, click here.