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Girl Scouts Mental Health Awareness Patch

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, Girl Scouts:

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

To receive a copy of the curriculm, please complete the form below.