Mental Health Awareness Play Day

Mental_Illness
Sunday, May 22
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fore River Fields
180 Osgood Street
Portland, Maine

The Mental Health Awareness Play Day is for everyone! This student-run event focuses on informal high school girls and boys lacrosse scrimmages with athletes from Waynflete and nearby schools.

If you play boys or girls lacrosse, bring your stick and gear and get ready to play! If you don’t, bring your frisbee, whiffle ball, friends, family, appetite, and $10 for a t-shirt.

We are serving a barbecue-style lunch, hosting food trucks, playing music, and providing athletes and spectators alike with information on mental health. A representative from Family Hope, a mental health resource connection for families in Maine, will be there to answer questions. Proceeds from the t-shirts and barbecue will be given to local mental health organizations (including Family Hope). Additional donations are welcome!

Our goal for this event is to erase the stigma around depression and bring the importance of mental health out into the light. There are ways to combat this devastating illness—one way is to bring communities together! Adults and kids from all over are encouraged to come; mental illness affects people from all backgrounds and communities.

More information is available on the event’s Facebook page is linked here. If you have any other questions or would like to volunteer at the event, please email Nina Moore at vmoore16@waynflete.org.