Fall River Makes It ‘Easy Bein’ Green’ for an Important Reason in May
If you see green LED lights everyone this month, there’s a special reason for it.
Fall River schools, as well as Government Center, Saint Anne's Hospital and the Boys & Girls Club are participating in Mental Health Awareness Month.
Protecting youth mental health, and creating non-judgmental, empathetic, caring, and supportive school cultures should be a top priority nowadays.
Mental health is important, so here are some ways to help raise awareness:
- Make green ribbons and pass them out.
- Light up your workspace green.
- Decorate a green balloon with positive messages.
- Write positive messages on a green sticky note or in green ink and pass them out.
- Change your screen for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media account.
- Use social media to post pictures and share why you are wearing green.
- Put a green light bulb on your front porch or a green Christmas candle in your window.
Even if you feel mentally healthy, you can still show support for your family, friends and community members who need a helping hand. It's a reminder that nobody should be left out.
There's not a single person who couldn't use a lift every now and then, so focus on the positives and help raise awareness by going green.
Fun fact: Fall River native Joe Raposo, a legendary composer for Sesame Street and other shows, wrote Kermit the Frog's signature song "Bein' Green."
The More You Know.