Raising Awareness "One Conversation at a Time"...F4T volunteers have set up booths in Virginia (inside Gold's Gym) and in Minnesota to reach out and explain our mission. Thank you all for stopping by and working together to breakdown the stigma of talking about mental illness and the tragedy of suicide.
Ryan and Wai at Gold's Gym
Foods-4-Thought supporting Out of Darkness Walk
7 May 2010. Foods-4-Thought sponsored a hole at the Cobham Golf Classic in Virginia, where funds were being raised for the Wounded Warrior
The mission of Wounded
Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors.Since returning service men and women
face a much higher rate of mental illness and suicide than the general
population, Foods-4-Thought chose this venue as an opportunity to join forces
in raising awareness of depression from mental illness.
Raising Awareness in Simple Ways
12 June 2009. Discussion with Hospice Caring Inc. On Friday June 12, Foods-4-Thought directors, Joan Goodman and Troy Crites, went to Hospice Caring Inc in Gaithersburg MD to talk about Teen Suicide and Self Injury to a team of over 20 volunteers and staff at Hospice Caring Inc. Since 1989, Hospice Caring, Inc. has been the only non-medical, volunteer hospice in Montgomery County. Trained and dedicated volunteers provide practical and emotional support to terminally ill adults and children and their families, and to anyone grieving the death of a loved one. The talks by both Joan and Troy dealt with key points for the Grief Counselors to especially consider in helping teens dealing with depression, including key issues surrounding cutting, and ways to assure all of the potential resources - within schools and with external counselors - are brought together to help those who are depressed. Hospice Caring also runs a special support group: Coping with a Suicide Death which meets 2nd and 4th Monday evenings of the month. The open discussion of the magnitude of loss and the impact on family members and students was beneficial to all in attendance.
7 May 2009 --Montgomery County Maryland Department of Health and Human Services dedicates the Rachel Crites Memorial Crisis Center Room for Families. A safe and comfortable place to help begin healing.
Look here for future events such as public talks and gathering events (e.g., wine tasting or special dinners). Its amazing what is possible with a single conversation...
Food-4-Thought Inc. is a Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to Raising Awareness About Teen Depression and Suicide, 'One Conversation At A Time'.