Sharing the message that “You Matter”
Our task force recognizes the true importance of relationships and how each interaction affects us, as well as those around us. We have an incredible ability to touch lives each day in a positive way.
So we developed the You Matter Initiative. This initiative is a local grass roots effort to share a positive message of hope, healing, and wellness to every person in our community by providing acknowledgement, validation and a sense of belonging through sharing the single message “You Matter”.
The You Matter message has the potential to improve the morale, self-esteem, wellness and cohesiveness of our entire community!
Background of “You Matter”
The “You Matter” campaign was introduced in our schools in September 2017 with the hope that it would flow into the community at large. We had LeAnn Hull, an accomplished business woman from Arizona, who lost her 16 year old son to suicide and is now committed to suicide prevention and awareness, provide presentations to each of the six public school districts in Lebanon County and one community evening event during the week of September 18, 2017. After each presentation, each student was given two wristbands with the message “You Matter” printed on them. The students were encouraged to wear one of the wristbands to serve as a visual reminder of their own worth and that their life is worth living. They were challenged to award the other wristband to someone in their circle of life that matters to them.
We have various distribution centers throughout the community where individuals can obtain additional wristbands with the hope that this project just goes viral! This campaign has the potential to improve the morale, self-esteem, wellness and cohesiveness of our entire community!
“YOU MATTER” WRISTBAND DISTRIBUTION CENTERS
- Lebanon Crisis Intervention: 229 S. 4th Street, Rear, Lebanon, PA. Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 8:00pm
- Lebanon County MH/ID/EI, 220 East Lehman Street, Lebanon, PA 17046