Mental Health Awareness

This is a challenge developed for Girl Scouts by the International Bipolar Association.

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 get information on the challenge you need to fill out the form at: Girl Scouts Mental Health Awareness Patch
They will apparently even send you the patch for free once you complete the challenge.


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