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“10 for 10” is a program where local youth are leading conversations around mental health. The program is based in talking about our own mental health; and how we can be more open, honest, and vulnerable. In addition to the conversations, community members are making 10 commitments over these 10 days to raise awareness.

Jay Kiel (Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries at St. Luke’s Church in Middleton) started the program in 2020 by committing to run 10 miles a day for 10 days. His commitment was an effort to raise awareness of these conversations, and fight the stigma of mental health. Jay and the 10 for 10 team are encouraging the community to take up their own 10 day commitment, and join in talking about our own mental health.


The goal of 10 for 10 is to have open and honest conversations around these topics as a community, while working to break the silence and stigma around mental health. This is a free resource. All are welcomed and encouraged to use these topics and tools to start your own conversations in your own communities.

If you would like to learn more; you can contact Jay Kiel at jkiel@stlukes-elca.org


2nd Annual 10 for 10
Friday, October 1 – Sunday, October 10, 2021
Theme: “Breaking Down the Lies we Believe”

Check out the various themes and resources. There are ways to start, continue and lead these conversations within the resources as well. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Jay Kiel at jkiel@stlukes-elca.org

These conversations are important, breaking the silence and stigma is important. There are many resources

available to know where to go for help, how to help, and to learn more about this important topic.

Check out all of the conversations and resources from 2020's 10 for 10.