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Rogers volunteers show enthusiasm, spread awareness at KISSmas Bash 2017

12/19/17 02:50:pm
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Rogers’ sponsorship of this years’ KISSmas Bash was successful in allowing us to spread the word about our life-changing care and helping us reduce mental health stigma in the Milwaukee community. But this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the enthusiastic volunteers who gave of their time at the concert.

The group of Rogers volunteers had to be ready to discuss mental health concerns and stigma with concert goers and explain the Safe Person Seven Promises, which guides people on how to be supportive and listen non-judgmentally when someone talks to you about mental health problems.

More than 3,500 glow-in-the-dark Safe Person wristbands were passed out at the first concert. A second show was unfortunately postponed due to illness but is being rescheduled. The second KISSmas Bash show will feature the artist Logic, whose song “1-800-273-8255” has helped raise awareness of the Suicide Prevention Lifeline and was a major reason why Rogers chose to sponsor the show.

The first show had nine volunteers from Rogers and another 13 were set to attend the second show, before it was canceled. More than 80 people initially reached out in response to the initial call for volunteers.

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