Date(s) - 05/14/2019
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The State Room
A Celebration of Life is a movement focused on inspiring hope, while also remembering lives that have been lost to suicide. The evening creates special moments and appreciation for life. Funds raised from this event will support Minding Your Mind’s mental health education programs. A sponsor of this significant event will make an immediate impact in the lives of students and communities in the greater Boston region and throughout the Commonwealth.
A Celebration of Life began in 2011 to honor the memory of Kyle Craig, a 21-year-old student at Vanderbilt University who took his life in May of 2010. Kyle was a dynamic friend to many; a bright, handsome, and gifted individual across music and athletics, but whose strength of character enabled his growing struggles to be hidden from view. In the eight years since it began in Nashville, this annual event has expanded to New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, engaging more than 3,000 young professionals in the service of suicide prevention and mental health awareness.
Proceeds from A Celebration of Life: Boston will support Minding Your Mind, a non-profit organization whose mission is to end the stigma and destructive behaviors associated with mental health issues. This is accomplished through educational programs provided to schools and community organizations across the U.S., with a high concentration in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states. Since its inception in 2007, Minding Your Mind has grown to become the largest provider of mental health education in Pennsylvania, and established regional offices in New Jersey and in Massachusetts serving all of New England.
Minding Your Mind’s primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers, and school administrators. Minding Your Mind programs move away from crisis-based response to prevention through education, and have been statistically proven to improve students’ attitudes about people with mental illness and increase help-seeking behavior for themselves and their friends.