Paws for Prevention - Maine

Join us on May 21, 2022

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Welcome to Paws for Prevention - Maine

Event Details

Date: 05/21/2022
Location: Memorial Park, Scarborough, ME 
Registration: 10:00 am
Event Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Margie Johnston 
Contact Phone: 207-415-8883 
Contact Email: Margiej.afsp@gmail.com

Event Details:

10:00am - Event Check-in, Visit Vendors, Arts & Crafts, Pictures
10:30am - Opening Remarks
10:45am - K9 Demonstration
11:00am - Gizmo's Pawesome Guide to Mental Health Reading
11:15am - Paws for Prevention Walk
11:45am - Raffles Winners Collect Items
12:00pm - Event Ends
*See site map at the bottom of this email.

Resource vendors and community partner tables will be available throughout the entire event. Please stop by to say hello, collect giveaways, and learn more about what our communities are doing to support mental health and suicide prevention. 

 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we would like to invite you and your Pup to join us on May 21, 2022 for the First Annual Maine Paws for Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Event!


We are partnering with the Town of Scarborough and local mental health and suicide prevention organizations to offer free resources, giveaways and more at this event. We are working to confirm some fun activities for your family, including your four-legged members! Keep checking the web site for additional details as they become available!

Although there is no fundraising minimum to participate, we have incentive items if you do! Everyone who raises or makes a donation of $25 or more will receive a 2022 Paws for Prevention Walk Shirt.

There will also be a special Read Along of the book Gizmo's Pawesome Guide to Mental Health, which takes an an upstream approach to support the mental health and wellness of youth ages 5 to 10 through Gizmo’s friendly messaging by:

1) Introducing the concept of mental health;
2) Sharing how one may care for their own mental health daily;
3) Identifying when one’s mental health needs attention and how to use healthy coping strategies;
4) Defining trusted adults and how to connect with them; and
5) Making a personalized mental health plan that can be used daily.


We hope to see you there!