“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.
Your 10 commitments are whatever is meaningful for you. If you would like it to be walking or running, Jay is inviting you to join him for either a walk or a run up to 10k through the ten days at 6:30am, you may see the locations HERE.
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.
3rd Annual 10 for 10
Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 9, 2022
Theme: “It's ok to not be ok”
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.