According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, one in five young people report that the pandemic has had a significant negative impact on their mental health.
STRIDE, a United Way program, works with local mental-health professionals and Door County’s public schools to offer additional mental-wellness resources to the community and schools. The ultimate goal is to provide one-to-one mental-health counseling to students – regardless of their location, socio-economic status and insurance limitations – in schools.
STRIDE also works with a local art therapist to provide online and in-person empowerment opportunities through creativity and wellness education.
For the 2022-23 school year, STRIDE hopes to expand its efforts to accommodate the growing need for youth mental-health care. A donation of $65 covers one week’s worth of counseling for a local student.
You can donate to STRIDE at unitedwaydc.com and learn more about the STRIDE and STRIDE Creative programs at stridecreativedc.com or by contacting Cami Peggar at 920.421.2177 or [email protected].