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Girl Scouts Mental Health Awareness Patch

Our Mental Health Awareness patch is available to all scouting organizations. While it originated with the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, we have also distributed patches to American Heritage Girls, Girl Guides, and others. 

With the increase in youth bullying, suicide and drug use, Girl Scouts are actively fighting to create change. Through a program to educate and reduce the stigma of mental illness, Girl Scouts can earn the Mental Health Awareness Patch developed by us for playing a positive role in their communities.

Mental Health Awareness Patch

With approximately 1 in 4 people in the U.S. diagnosed with a mental illness, awareness of those impacted is also growing. 

The opportunity to learn about mental health is consistent with the Girl Scout organization's dedication to the health and well-being of all girls. In earning the patch, scouts:

  • Learn how the brain impacts mental health
  • Explore how discrimination against those with a mental health condition makes it difficult to seek help
  • Learn about many great achievers who experienced mental illness 
  • Research how mental health is portrayed in the media
  • Create anti-stigma campaign activities 

Click here to access the activity packet with instructions on how to earn the patch. For questions email us at mentalhealthpatch@ibpf.org 

 

Mattise Pickett is one Girl Scout who recently earned our Mental Health Awareness Patch. 

Matisse was presented the patch by Representative Kenny Walker Kenneth Walker of the Mississippi House of Representatives and Mississippi Family As Allies Executive Director, Dr. Joy Hogge. 

She answered some questions for us about her experience earning the patch. Read the interview here