Created by youth and community members throughout the state of Pennsylvania.
“You Are Not Alone."
Mental health issues touch all of us at different points in our lives. Recognizing and asking for help when you have a concern is a sign of strength. It means you care enough about yourself and your health to know when to let people in.
If you have a concern or feel like you need help, don't be afraid to seek out resources. chance are when you open up to a trusted individual - a famly member, a doctor, a teacher, a friend - others will open up too.
This Stomper is named "YANA" to symbolize "You Are Not Alone." You are surrounded by support systems who will engage with and remind you how much you matter.
Individuals throughout the state of Pennsylvania came together to discuss the importance of mental wellness and to engage with one in other through the use of art. Each piece of this Stomper tells a story of a brave individual.
Messages of hope and encouragement were written on parts of the sneakers to help remind people how important they are and how we are all in this together.
The pictures to the left provide a look at some of the painting sessions that took place during the month of March 2017.
Stomper YANA and it's story was unveiled on May 3, 2017 during the Youth M.O.V.E. PA Mental Health Awareness Day at Strawberry Square in Harrisburg, PA. The theme for the 2017 Mental Health event was "You Are Not Alone," which is how YANA got its name.
Deep Breathing Exercise
Some other tools to help you relax include deep breathing, meditation, and yoga. These activities can help begin to open your mind, body and spirit and create a sense of calmness.
A Big Thank You:
Mental Health Conversation Starters: Let's Engage in Dialogue!
YANA was made possible by the generous support of the System of Care Partnership and Youth M.O.V.E. PA
Special Thanks To: