FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOPE MEANS NEVADA SELECTED AS FAITH
LUTHERAN MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL’S
CHARITY OF THE MONTH IN OCTOBER
LAS VEGAS (October 2022) – Hope Means Nevada (HMN), the community-based non-profit focused on eliminating youth suicide in the state, announces it has been selected as Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School’s charity of the month in October. Throughout the month, Faith Lutheran students will raise funds for HMN through a bake sale and other fundraising efforts.
Additionally, students will have the opportunity to learn more about HMN and its mission to end teen suicide in Nevada by providing access to mental health resources and a community of hope. During the month of October, Hope Means Nevada is also displaying posters and positive messages around campus encouraging students to safeguard their mental wellness and reach out for help if they are struggling with stress, anxiety or depression.
“We are so grateful to be selected as October’s charity of the month at Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School,” says Julie Murray, co-chair, Hope Means Nevada. “As students continue to navigate academic and social life following the disruptions they endured during the pandemic, it’s a crucial time to remind them that mental health matters.”
ABOUT FAITH LUTHERAN MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL
Faith Lutheran is the largest Lutheran school in the United States and the largest non-public school in the state of Nevada. This year, we serve more than 2,000 students in grades 6-12. Together, the Class of 2022 was accepted into nearly 200 different colleges and universities and secured MORE THAN 18 MILLION DOLLARS IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS. In the past five years, Faith graduates have been accepted into a staggering 438 different colleges and universities in all 50 states and multiple foreign countries. For more information about Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School, visit www.faithlutheranlv.org.
ABOUT HOPE MEANS NEVADA
Hope Means Nevada is a community-based initiative focused on reversing the youth suicide trend in Nevada by inspiring a culture of empathy and advocacy around mental health. From the lasting impacts of COVID-19 to negative social media use, school shootings and other chaotic world events, many teens are experiencing heightened levels of stress, anxiety and depression. To raise overall awareness around Nevada’s high rates of mental health challenges and teen suicide, the organization provides teens with desperately needed resources and a community of hope. For more information about Hope Means Nevada, go to www.hopemeansnevada.org and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The new National Suicide Prevention Hotline number is now three-digit dialing code 988. Those experiencing a mental health emergency can also text “Home” to 741741 to reach the National Crisis Text Line.
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