Design Electric's $100,000 Matching Gift to Benefit Suicide Prevention & Education

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

CentraCare Foundation’s 2019 Community Campaign, which runs through Dec. 31, is raising funds to support CentraCare’s efforts to challenge the stigma, increase awareness and educate groups about resources available to prevent suicide. Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death in Minnesota and tenth nationally.

Design Electric will generously match any new gift up to $100,000 received by Dec. 31, 2019. All matching gift proceeds will be directed to Suicide Prevention and Education.

This effort is important because one in five Americans experiences mental illness. Of great concern is the fact that 60 percent of adults and 50 percent of youth with mental illness did not receive mental health services last year. CentraCare hopes to break the silence and stigma that isolates those experiencing symptoms.

Suicide risk training can help family, friends, teachers and others know what to look for and how to connect the person with professionals. CentraCare also hopes to provide additional support and resources for suicide loss survivors.

Gifts can be made online at www.centracare.com/foundation. For other giving options, call 320-240-2810.