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May is Mental Health Awareness Month at Adair Co. Schools

By Mrs. Robin Loy

If you have visited the Adair County Schools' campus lately you may have noticed the green and yellow flag that is now flying at Adair County Middle School or one hanging in the front lobby of Adair County High School. That same flag will soon be flying at the Kentucky State Capitol during Mental Health Awareness Month in May.

The Mental Health Flag is the result of a collaborative effort by over 100 mental health organizations right here in Kentucky. The flags were donated locally by Mrs. Kim Brian of Columbia to bring awareness to mental health struggles in our community and to encourage those who are struggling to ask for help.

May is mental health awareness month and Sources of Strength at Adair County High is partnering with Kim and The Pete Foundation to sell garden size versions of the flags. They are on sale now in the counselor's office at ACHS for $20. You can contact Mrs. Robin Loy at 270-384-2751 ext. 6247 if you are interested in purchasing a flag.


Sources of Strength will keep $9 for the local organization and will send $11 back to The Pete Foundation to cover the cost of the flag. SOS members will also be selling the flags this Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the Farmer's Market.

Be on the lookout for an interview with Kim Brian that will air on Adair County High School's Tribe TV.

About The Mental Health Flag
This flag was created by the Pete Foundation in collaboration with over 100 mental health organizations/care providers, artists, graphic designers, and community members to convey support for all efforts in mental health. It is our collective desire that this flag should become a global symbol for supporting all mental health initiatives and all those affected by mental illness. It is a representation of a shared identity and commitment. Green is known as the official mental health awareness color. Yellow represents hope happiness, and renewal. The flag's different shades of color from dark green to yellow represent both a personal journey from a dark place to a place of hope and happiness, as well as our collective efforts to bring the topic of mental health out of the darkness and into the light. The curved shape for each color represents an embracing of those suffering from mental illness and an acceptance of mental health as a community focus.


This story was posted on 2021-04-16 09:35:23
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The Mental Health Flag



2021-04-16 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy Adair County Schools.
Flags were donated locally by Mrs. Kim Brian of Columbia to bring awareness to mental health struggles in our community and to encourage those who are struggling to ask for help. May is mental health awareness month and Sources of Strength at Adair County High is partnering with Kim and The Pete Foundation to sell garden size versions of the flags. SOS members will also be selling the flags this Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the Farmer's Market.

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Sources of Strength at Adair County High School



2021-04-16 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy Adair County Schools.
May is mental health awareness month, and Sources of Strength at Adair County High is partnering with Kim Brian and The Pete Foundation to sell garden size versions of the Mental Health Flag. They are on sale now in the counselor's office at ACHS for $20. You can contact Mrs. Robin Loy at 270-384-2751 ext. 6247 if you are interested in purchasing a flag.

Front Row: Laney Stotts, Kiara Collins, Halle Burton Second Row: Natalie Stearns, Maison Karnes, Bree Butler, Sarai Collins, Kennedy Stephens, Amber Loy, Third Row: Luke Rich, Mackenzie Parnell, Kaylee Butler, Elizabeth Marcum, Austin Krapf, Abby Claywell, Jasmine Cummins, Emily Murphy, Standing: Robin Loy, Hallie Burton, Ally Brown, Kylie Cowan, Madison Irvin, Lily Loy, Ellie Cheatham, Brody Blair, Mayatu Brown, Madeline Hardwick, Lilly Glass, Hali Anderson.

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