FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15th, 2019
CONTACT: Katrin Ciaffa, Director of Development, Buckelew Programs Katrinc@buckelew.org (707) 529-5406
Buckelew Programs partners with PostSecret to reduce stigma, prevent teen suicide, and build stronger communities.
Buckelew Programs, in partnership with St. Joseph Health, Relevant Wealth, The Sonoma County Office of Education, Aurora Hospital and Frank Warren, creator of PostSecret, will present an evening of art, storytelling and community engagement to support stigma reduction, youth/teen suicide prevention and mental health. An evening with PostSecret happens on November 7th, 7-9:30 pm at The Jackson Theater on the campus of Sonoma Country Day School.
“This event is timely and essential, as Sonoma County continues to heal from the aftermath of the fires in 2017 as well as the ongoing national public health crisis of suicide. - Frank Warren’s work as an author, speaker and former crisis line counselor offers a humane, poignant and occasionally humorous insight into our shared humanity. It is the remedy to isolation and disconnection." ~ Chris Kughn, CEO, Buckelew Programs
In Sonoma County suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens, aged 10-24 and putting Sonoma County at the second highest rate of suicide (following Marin), at 13 per 100K persons.
PostSecret is a public art project, launched by former crisis-line councilor, Frank Warren. Frank wanted to test the idea that when people anonymously share a burden, they feel better; shame and isolation are reduced, belonging ensues.
Tickets range from $20 to $100 for the VIP experience, sponsored by Relevant Wealth, a chance to meet Frank Warren in person before the main event. Buckelew Programs is proud to partner with Sonoma Country Day School and PostSecret to keep tickets accessibly priced so that young families and college students may attend. Some volunteer opportunities are available.
For press access to the event, requests for interviews with Frank Warren or event sponsors, partner opportunities and donations please contact Director of Development, Katrin Ciaffa, (415) 491-5705 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Buckelew Programs
Buckelew Programs' mission is to promote recovery, resilience and hope by providing behavioral health and support services that enhance quality of life. Buckelew Programs helps people in the Sonoma County and the North Bay with mental illness, addiction and related behavioral health challenges lead healthier, more independent lives; strengthening families and communities in the process.