Mental Health Awareness Patch
Our Mental Health Awareness patch is available to all!
Adopted by Girl Scouts of the USA and other organizations around the globe, this program educates about the brain and its influence on thoughts, feelings, and behavior which creates awareness and understanding of mental health, leading to changed perceptions about seeking help when needed.
The earlier mental health awareness education begins, the better equipped youth are to seek help when they need it, which results in the best long-term outcomes.
Participating individuals are offered a safe space in a community setting to open conversations that alleviates stigma and encourages youth to recognize their own mental health struggles and ask for help when they need it!
“I highly recommend this innovative program. As I’ve said many times, effective advocacy requires both getting informed and getting involved. Through excellent programs like this one, we can show young people how to become better advocates to promote mental health and to combat the stigma surrounding mental illnesses.” – David Susman, PhD
Girl Scout, Matisse Picket, earned the IBPF Mental Health Awareness Patch
Matisse was presented the patch by Representative Kenneth Walker of the Mississippi House of Representatives and Mississippi Family As Allies Executive Director, Dr. Joy Hogge.
Let’s get started!
- 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
How To Earn Our Free Patch
Use our activity packet provided to complete the required activities.
Once you have completed each activity required use the form below to submit your request for patches!
You will be notified once your form has been received and patches are on their way.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional questions.
What participants have said!
“Thank you for offering these resources! It has been especially helpful during this time.” – Troop 229
“I am a mental health caseworker for children and had been wanting to teach mental health to my girls. This was perfect, thank you so much!” – Troop 71260
“On top of the three requirements, the girls explored resources available in our community and school and we looked into the most common types of mental health issues that youth suffer.” – Troop 3917
“Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity to learn. ” – Troop 70585
“Thank you for providing learning & activities for our girls to partake in during the stay-at-home orders across our state.” – Troop 03855
“We completed this patch over our zoom meetings while continuing to meet during the COVID-19 timeframe. Thanks for offering the program! It fit right into some of our conversations with COVID-19 and increased anxiety and depression, but went even further!” – Troop 14114