Friday is Hope Day in Idaho, so go fly a kite
Optum Idaho brings “Kites for Hope” to communities in Idaho. They hope this will start a discussion about mental health.
BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Gov. Brad Little declared Friday, May 21, Day of Hope in Gem State.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Optum Idaho, in partnership with the Idaho Resilience Project, is bringing 7,000 “Kites for Hope” to communities in Idaho.
The governor and health officials emphasize the importance of positive experiences or healthy outcomes of positive experiences (HOPE).
The governor signed the Hope Day proclamation in a ceremony at the Idaho State Capitol earlier this week. He was joined by Optum Idaho Executive Director Georganne Benjamin, Idaho Children’s Trust Fund Executive Director Roger Sherman, and Community Health Officer at St. Luke’s Health System and Nampa City Council Member, Jean Fitzgerald-Mutchie of The Idaho Resilience Project.
“We want everyone to feel comfortable discussing mental health as it affects the well-being and quality of life of every Idahoan, but it can be difficult to start this conversation. That’s why we always work to inspire positive dialogue on mental health, especially during Mental Health Awareness Month, ”said Benjamin. “The ‘Kites for Hope’ carry the message of ‘Be Resilient Idaho’. We think this is a friendly and unifying opportunity for people to stand up, reconnect and say “Hello Idaho!” “
Optum Idaho wants people to choose their favorite kite flying location and join them in one day to reconnect and lift up while flying “Kites for Hope”.
Post your photos to your favorite social media platform and tag @optumidaho and @idahoresilienceproject, #kitesforhope, #resilientcommunities, #resilientidaho, #hopeliveshere.
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