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SUICIDE ATTEMPTS BY CHILDREN HAVE SPIKED DURING THE PANDEMIC, ESPECIALLY AMONG GIRLS

And health care providers say they are seeing more children under the age of 10 thinking about or attempting suicide. Five years ago, if a child younger than 13 arrived at Maine Medical Center for treatment following a suicide attempt, it was rare and notable. It’s no longer rare. “We’re seeing more of them and …

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YELLOW TULIP PROJECT OFFERS CARE PACKETS TO HELP STUDENTS’ MENTAL HEALTH

PORTLAND (WGME) — As students get ready to go back to school, the Yellow Tulip Project is making sure they know they’re not alone during these difficult times. The group worked with UNUM to host a packing party Wednesday to mail back-to-school care kits to students across the world. Pandemic changes how Maine teachers are …

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VALLEYCAST’S HOPE DAY SHINES LIGHT ON MENTAL ILLNESS

WHITINSVILLE – At its first in-person event in more than a year, ValleyCAST brought together inspirational music, insightful and impactful speeches and a beautiful flower garden to spread seeds and messages of hope to commemorate the start of Mental Health Awareness Month. In collaboration with the Yellow Tulip Project, ValleyCAST’s first-ever Hope Day was held …

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LA VOLUNTEERS PLANT TULIPS FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Lincoln Academy volunteers who planted tulips in conjunction with the Yellow Tulip Project on October 10, 2019. On October 10 Lincoln Academy student volunteers gathered in Veterans Memorial Park in Newcastle to plant more than 80 bulbs as part of the Yellow Tulip Project, which is a Maine-based non-profit program whose mission is to reduce …

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SYMBOLS OF HAPPINESS AND HOPE PLANTED IN BANGOR

Symbols of happiness and hope were planted in Bangor – we’re talking about yellow tulips. The bulb planting ceremony is part of The Yellow Tulip Project. The message? Shining a light on suicide awareness, spreading hope, and smashing the stigma surrounding mental illness. Organizers say it’s very fitting on this World Mental Health Day. Sam …

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