You’ll start to see some positive messages around town in May.
Starting on May 3rd and lasting until May 9th, the Town of Bancroft will allow Baseball for Dad to hang green mental health awareness ribbons throughout the community, each with a positive message. The move was proposed by Baseball for Dad organizer Louri Snider as a way to raise awareness around mental health. Snider created the group after the death of her son and seeks to overcome the stigma around talking about mental health. They are currently creating their socially distanced Community Scavenger Hunt. Council passed the decision unanimously at their last meeting.
Mayor Paul Jenkins says the Town of Bancroft is willing to help Baseball for Dad in getting out their important message. He called the cause a great and noble one that unfortunately came about through tragedy. With the onset of the pandemic, he says it has made everyone much more aware that people are struggling, and events like Baseball for Dad reduces the stigma of mental illness. He encourages everyone to visit the Baseball for Dad Website
The ribbons will be hung during Mental Health Awareness Week.