We’re thrilled to let you know — the NFL Players Association and Active Minds have teamed up for the 2017 season on a league-wide mental health campaign.
Each NFL player on all 32 teams received Active Minds’ exclusive “The World Needs You Here” bracelet to help spread our message of help and hope.
As Arizona Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea said:
“We all know someone who suffers from depression, anxiety, PTSD, or another mental health condition. Suicide is not the answer. Getting help is the answer, and that’s why we as players felt it was important to get involved with ‘The World Needs You Here’ campaign. It’s important for people to know that it’s OK to talk about mental health and by encouraging that dialogue, you might save someone’s life.”
We’re so proud of this partnership.
Players who wear a #NeedYouHere bracelet and post their support on social media make a difference in how the public perceives mental health struggles and illnesses. The players’ openness about mental health issues reduces the stigma that prevents many from getting help when they need it.
You can get the same “The World Needs You Here” bracelet for yourself and everyone you care about. It is available for $5 from www.activeminds.org/needyouhere.
“The World Needs You Here” bracelets were designed by Active Minds student leaders. Thousands have been sold on campuses by the 400+ high school and college Active Minds chapters that help raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention.
The bracelets were designed to send a powerful message — that whatever it is you’re going through, there is hope, there is help, and you will get yourself back. #NeedYouHere.
All proceeds benefit Active Minds’ outreach and education efforts for young people. Thank you for teaming up with Active Minds and the NFLPA!
Active Minds is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students.