Community Awareness Events


Monday, September 10, 2018  |  World Suicide Prevention Day
11:00am - 8:00pm with program at 7:00pm
Rosa Parks Circle, Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan
This is a FREE community event.
See the itinerary for PINK HEART DAY!
Learn more about The Pink Heart Project and ways to give!

ALL MONTH  |  September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 
i understand visits 80 Biggby Coffee shops around the state of Michigan during the month of September to bring conversation about mental health to everyday places. See our i understand mobile store visit schedule! i understand will be distributing FREE t-shirts, pink heart stress balls and information with resources. Be the one for someone and help raise awareness for mental health this month and beyond.
Find out when the i understand mobile will be delivering awareness at your local Biggby Coffee. See the schedule!

i understand hosts free, monthly educational awareness events in collaboration with other West Michigan non-profit organizations and businesses in an effort to build community, cultivate conversation, and diminish the stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness. Past community events have ranged from yoga, running, meditation, and art classes, to equine therapy, and many other memorable activities. Make mental health a personal priority and join us for an upcoming gathering. "It's all about ME" is the motto of our Mental health Education community awareness events. We encourage others to educate themselves and practice self care in a variety of ways. Please check back often as our calendar of community events is updated frequently.

Some Past Community Awareness Events:

Panel Discussion on Mental Health for the Business Community at City Flats Ballroom
Yoga on the Lawn during ArtPrize Nine at MSU Grand Rapids Research Center
Art Van Santa Parade participation in 2016 & 2017
Angel Ornament Painting
Forest Hills Central Varsity Basketball Games & Campus Awareness Week
The Whole Woman's Expo 
QPR Training with TCM Counseling
Self-Care Sunday LIVE! at Roselle Park - Walk, Painting, and more...