It is with heartfelt thanks that I share this impact report with you. As you can see, 2021 was an incredible year for 2B CONTINUED, with 6100+ community members impacted by our outreach.
We continue to grow our offerings in the field of mental health, mental wellness, and suicide prevention awareness. This year we became a designated organization to teach the Internationally recognized evidence based Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses. We have two certified instructors to train community members in Adult Mental Health First Aid, Youth Mental Health First Aid (for adults who interact with youth), and Teen Mental Health First Aid, a curriculum taught to high school students in the classroom. Our educational opportunities will expand even further next year.
We established partnerships with area schools and are in the process of expanding our reach to youth through 2B YOUTH clubs. This peer-led programming will empower youth to lead the way in raising mental health awareness and educate fellow students and their parents to recognize signs of mental health issues within their social networks, families and amongst their peers.
Those grieving from the death of a loved one can continue to connect and heal through our monthly support group. In addition, we now have a bereavement care packet filled with helpful resources available to families who have recently lost a loved one.
Even the simple yard signs we handed out for Mental Health Awareness Month made an enormous impact. With messages such as “You are not alone,” “You matter,” and “Don’t give up,” these signs helped spread HOPE and encouragement for all to see. These important messages reached so many people in our communities and were made possible by your generosity.
We have done so much, but also know that the demand and need for our services continues to grow. We need your support now more than ever.
There are a couple of ways you can SPREAD the JOY of this upcoming season while supporting 2B CONTINUED. First, we have set up a “Remembrance Tree” on our website. You can give a donation in honor or in memory of someone who has made an impact in your life. Second, we will be partnering with local musicians to offer Singing Telegrams in December once again!
Thank you for believing in the importance of our mission. We are so grateful for each one of you and for your support. With your help and generosity, we can continue to make a difference in our communities.
With Gratitude & Hope,
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Alloy Insurance, Gaylord & Sartell
Aspire Counseling, Hutchinson
CorTrust Bank, Glencoe
Elks Lodge, Hutchinson
Fashion Interiors, Glencoe
First Community Bank, Lester Prairie
Five Star Financial-Mark Linder, Advisor, Hutchinson
Gaylord Rotary Club
K-Way Express, Inc., Winsted
Legion Post No. 433, Gaylord
Locher Bros, Inc., Green Isle
Melchert Hubert Sjodin Law Office, Waconia
New Era Financial-Shad Ketcher, Advisor, Hutchinson
New Auburn Fire Department, New Auburn
NorthStar Counseling Center, Hutchinson
Progrowth Bank, Gaylord
Security Bank & Trust, Glencoe
Tim Purcell Plumbing & Heating, Winsted
Twin Cities & Western Railroad, Glencoe