Skowhegan Community Partners, a local youth group, hosted a Pizza with a Purpose event Sept. 22 to promote awareness and prevention of suicide and teen mental health. Playing twister at the event were Lydia Blodgett, left, and Amelia Calder. Submitted photo

Skowhegan Community Partners, a group of adults coming together to work on teen mental health issues and suicide prevention, hosted a Pizza with a Purpose event Sept. 22 to promote awareness and prevention of suicide and teen mental health.

The event included informational tables, a therapy dog, drumming, a disc jockey, and bulbs for yellow tulips to help start a hope garden, according to a news release from group member Maureen Calder.

Youths can talk to a local school counselor, trusted teacher or friend.

Help is available at Hotline 988, NAMI 1-800-464-5767, Maine Warm Line 1-866-771-9276 and Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386.

 

 

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