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Posted on: February 6, 2024 | Last Modified on: February 6, 2024

Mayor Paulk declares World Teen Mental Wellness Day in Douglas and Coffee County

Teen Mental Health Awareness Month - Ethan Kramer and Mayor Paulk - Copy

Mayor Paulk has officially signed a proclamation declaring March 1, 2024, World Teen Mental Wellness Day in Douglas and Coffee County. This proclamation sets the stage for a powerful initiative led by Coffee High School Senior Ethan Kramer, who is thrilled to once again promote his “Today Will Be Better” campaign in the local community.

Observing World Teen Mental Wellness Day highlights the community's commitment to raising awareness, breaking down stigmas, and actively contributing to the well-being of teenagers facing mental health challenges in Douglas and Coffee County.

Kramer expresses gratitude for the strong community support contributing to last year's success. He is excited to share his new design and hopes the community continues to support this vital initiative by purchasing merchandise. This year’s “Today Will Be Better” collection features a Comfort Colors® T-Shirt, a Comfort Colors® Light Weight Sweatshirt, a Sportsman Canvas Hat, and stickers. All profits from these sales will be donated to NAMI Georgia (National Alliance on Mental Illness), a nonprofit organization deeply committed to mental health advocacy.

Learn more about this initiative by visiting Today Will Be Better apparel can be purchased through the website, and order forms are available for schools and businesses. Follow social media pages for updates: Instagram @todaywillbebetterapparel and Facebook @ todaywillbebetterapparel. For more information regarding the initiative, please contact (912) 381-4267.

About NAMI Georgia - NAMI Georgia is a statewide grassroots organization dedicated to building better lives for individuals affected by mental illness. Through education, support, and advocacy, NAMI Georgia works tirelessly to raise awareness and eliminate mental health stigma.

About World Teen Mental Wellness Day - World Teen Mental Wellness Day is observed globally to emphasize the importance of mental health among teenagers. It serves as a reminder to prioritize well-being, foster understanding, and promote initiatives that contribute to the mental wellness of the younger generation.

Pictured (L-R): Ethan Kramer and Mayor Tony Paulk.Teen Mental Health Awareness Month - Ethan Kramer and Mayor Paulk - Copy

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