Aevidum Green Out Spreads Mental Health Awareness
October 30, 2017
The Susky vs. Kennard Dale football game this Friday will hold its first mental health awareness night.
Aevidum advisor Andrew Warren talks about the purpose of the event.
“Coordinating this with Kennard Dale’s Aevidum club as well as their student government, we are going to actually have a green out,” said Warren. “The purpose of the green out will be to raise awareness for youth mental health.”
Aevidum has been working to coordinate an event like this since last year, and it is finally happening.
Warren hopes the event will bring the needed awareness to youth mental health.
“The goal of the event is to show an understanding of the idea that a lot of our students, a lot of young adults in our community, in the state, and in the country suffer from a variety of mental health issues,” said Warren. “It’s important for people to understand that no matter what you are going through, you are not alone and there is people that are there to support you.”
In order to get students to come out and support the football team and Aevidum, t-shirts are being sold for $5 to support the cause.
Aevidum has also planned to have mental health announcements throughout the game as well as a moment of silence for those affected with mental illness.
Aevidum advisor Matthew Shervington talks about how the football teams plan on participating.
“The two football teams will be wearing the green handprint decal on the back of their helmets and will be wearing green socks,” said Shervington.
Shervington thinks the green out will bring positive attention to youth mental health.
“The idea is to be able to look out and see all this green and be able to ask, well why all this green?” said Shervington. “And then get into a deeper conversation about mental health.”
Shervington explains why this game was chosen for the event.
“Susky and Kennard Dale have a huge rivalry across all sports so this game we know we’re going to get a lot of people there,” said Shervington. “So why not chose an event that’s going to get the most people to see the most green and have the biggest impact on talking about mental health.”
Aevidum believes this event will begin the discussion on mental health throughout the school.