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Yellow Tulip Project Promoting Mental Health Awareness

“This is an issue that we need to talk about” says United Way of Aroostook Executive Director.
Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 3:00 PM EDT
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FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine (WAGM) - People are digging in the dirt to plant yellow tulips in an effort to bring hope to those in need.

“Each garden is going to have bulbs, and they’ll come up in the spring to show our solidarity against mental health.”

Dawn Roberts, Community Health at Northern Light AR Gould Hospital

Yellow Tulips represent happiness and hope as they make their way through the cold, harsh winters to blossom in the spring.

This project brings community members together and lets others know that help is out there.

"It’s important that everyone can talk and communicate about suicide prevention and know that it’s ok to reach out to anyone in the community.”

Leane Saucier, Psychiatric Mental Health with Fort Fairfield Health Center

The United Way of Aroostook is working with local hospitals to take part in the Yellow Tulip Project.

“The percentage of teenagers in Aroostook County that are experiencing loneliness, depression and suicidal thoughts is higher than ever. This is an issue that we need to talk about.”

Sarah Ennis, United Way of Aroostook Executive Director

If you or a loved one are struggling with mental health, you can reach out to the Yellow Tulip Project Executive Director Suzanne Fox at 207-415-8729 or send an email to info@theyellowtulipproject.org, exhibit@theyellowtulipproject.org, or press@theyellowtulipproject.org.

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