Mental Health Awareness Month:
The following are CKG
Mental Health Awareness Month activities:
May 21st, 5pm
Conversations with CKG: The Power of Mindfulness Now
Join us for a conversation with Grace Gallagher and Clair Norman to experience the perspective that mindfulness brings.
Email Clair for details.
May 28th, 4pm
SpeakUp Club Virtual MeetUp via Zoom Call. This week’s topic is: Ways to shine a light and be a light even when things feel dark.
Open to all teens.
Email Jodi for Zoom details.
May 30th, 8pm
Shine a Light. Be a Light. Collective Candle Lighting Moment
Celebrate and elevate mental health wherever you are by lighting a candle at 8pm on May 30. As day turns to night, join us in honoring the light we all have inside. And remember with confidence the sun will come up tomorrow parting the darkness for a new day, a new start. This is a great opportunity for the whole family. Share pictures on your social media and use #ckgfoundation and #mentalhealthawareness.
May 5th, 4pm
SpeakUp Club Virtual MeetUp via Zoom Call. A weekly event, this call connects teens dedicated to mental health for check-ins, sharing and positive mental health practices like mindfulness. This week's topic is from Mental Health America’s toolkit. The topic is: Are You Surviving or Thriving? Open to all teens. Email Jodi for Zoom details.
May 12th, 4pm
SpeakUp Club Virtual MeetUp via Zoom Call. This week’s topic is mindful breathing and CKG Breath Bead Craft. Open to all teens. Email Jodi for Zoom details.
May 14th, 5pm
CKG Zoom Yoga for Teens and Parents. Join us for a gentle 45 minute live yoga practice by a certified yoga instructor to help ease tension in the body and destress the mind. Family friendly. Good for teens, parents and siblings.Email Clair for Zoom details.
May 19th, 4pm
SpeakUp Club Virtual MeetUp via Zoom Call. This week’s topic is Supporting and Connecting with Others.Open to all teens. Email Jodi for Zoom details.
Tuesday, May 5
Cameron had a dream to shine a light on the stigma placed upon mental health and that people struggling would know that they were not alone. This work continues today as we face a global crisis. And it is as vital as ever that we Shine A Light and Be A Light for mental health. Cameron's dream must continue, and you can be a part of sharing in that dream. On Tuesday, May 5, join us for #GivingTuesdayNOW, a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020, as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. It coincides with National Mental Health Awareness Month, which amplifies the critical need for our work. Your donation will help CKG to continue to do the excellent work we do in a time when the world needs Cameron's voice more than ever.
How can you help CKG elevate mental health?
On Tuesday, May 5:
1. Make a monetary donation of any amount to help us continue to shine a light on teen mental health and to be a light for others. DONATE TODAY!
2. Share our campaign with others on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and help spread the word about CKG. #Shinethelight, #Bethelight, #GivingTuesdayNow, #CKG
3. Share your story with how CKG has helped you to be a light in the world by sending your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4.Want to donate NOW and double your pledge?
Shine A Light. Be A Light!
Since 1949, Mental Health America (MHA) has led the observance of May as Mental Health Month
by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings.
In 2020, the MHA theme is Tools2Thrive and provides practical tools that everyone can use to improve
their mental health and increase resiliency regardless of the situations they are dealing with.
These tools are incredibly useful for navigating the stress of life but perhaps now more than ever
because of COVID-19 and social distancing. The CKG Foundation is fundamentally engaged in promoting
these tools in all of our work all the time. We look forward to offering several opportunities to elevate and
celebrate mental health in May in recognition of this special timeframe and to check in with teens and
their influencers during these uncertain times.