Delivery of Goodie bags of self-care and Wellness Pocket Guide
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our health care workers had been fighting at the frontline to protect the health of our community. In order to express the community’s appreciation and are to our health workers, in February, Mental Health American of Putnam County (MHAoPC) delivered over goodie bags of self-care products to local hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care sites. We, as an organization, hope this is a way to recognize the remarkable work of our health care workers and show our care to their health and wellbeing throughout these times.
Just a small token of our immense appreciation to all the health care workers in our county, we’re delivering Goodie Bags. So far, we have made a visit to Putnam County Hospital, Hometown Dental, Kirsch Dental, GC Pediatric Dentistry and Roachdale Fire Department.
Our farthest-reaching program, serving over 2,000 children in preschool through fifth grade, Puppet Power gives elementary age students information and skills to handle situations they may encounter that threaten their safety.
Presented in an engaging format by local students who in many cases learned in the same classrooms as their audience, this program empowers and educates our youth on meaningful mental health topics through puppet plays. It’s clear to see how their faces light up, both in delight and recognition of the subject at hand. The focus of these presentations is to help children make better and more informed decisions about serious issues they may encounter including anti-drug and anti-bullying, self-confidence, and body rights.
Don’t Dodge the Issues : Dodgeball Tournament
Every spring, Mental Health America of Putnam County organize our annual Dodgeball Tournament to create discussions around mental health awareness. Teams of 6 to 8 people compete in a chance to win prizes donated from local business and donors.
Mind Your Health 5K
Every year, we partner with DePauw Cross Country and DePauw Health to host the “Mind Your Health 5K” in honor of EIM on Campus Month as October is Exercise Is Medicine® on Campus (EIM-OC) month. Therefore, we dedicate October month to raising awareness of physical activity on local community.