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The Giving Gallery

The Giving Gallery is a wall of picture frames, with a mission. Donate a minimum of $10 to buy a spot on the gallery wall to display whatever you choose - advertisements, family pictures, kid's drawings, or anything else! Your donations will go towards a different local non-profit every month. With your help, we can make a real difference in the community. Come and show your support by donating to the Giving Gallery today!

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February

Be Nice Mental Health Foundation of
West Michigan

be nice. is an upstream mental health and suicide prevention program with an action plan. When used effectively, thebe nice. program encourages individuals to challenge themselves and others to seek appropriate professional help when they notice changes in their mental health.

The be nice. action plan is a four-step mental health education tool to notice, invite, challenge, and empower.

be nice. is a program with a four-step action plan that's proven to save lives. Under the leadership of Executive Director Christy Buck, the Foundation enlisted Grand Valley State University researchers to conduct an evidence-based study to prove the effectiveness of the program. Results concluded the be nice. program creates a positive culture, increases mental health referrals, and increases behaviors that prevent suicide.

When used effectively, the be nice. action plan - to notice, invite, challenge, and empower - encourages individuals to challenge themselves and others to seek appropriate professional help when they notice mental health changes or concerns. This program equips individuals in schools, businesses, faith institutions, and communities with the knowledge and confidence to take action when it comes to mental health and suicide prevention.

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