5th Suicide Prevention & Awareness Event

Saturday Sept. 28th, 2024 11am – 3pm

St. Louis Park, Rec Center ROC – 3700 Monterey Dr, St Louis Park, MN 55416

(Rain Or Shine – Event is Outdoors Yet Covered From The Elements)


30+ Interactive Activities & Games  •  Live Music  •  Interactive Art

Coping Skills  •  Local Resources  •  Food Trucks  •  Prizes

Interactive Activity Booths & Resources

More to come

Synergy eTherapy - Bubble Blowing Breathing

They offer a variety of online therapy services to help you focus on you. They take the stress out of getting the mental health services you deserve. Synergy eTherapy allows you to attend counseling in the comfort of your surroundings. When you contact Synergy eTherapy, you will meet down-to-earth, kind, and solution-oriented online therapists. They are ready to support you as you find deeper meaning in your busy life.

Do Rad Things - Skateboard Art

Sharpie endorsed artist Mark Rivard brings an engaging program designed to grab the attention of students and harness creativity in a fast paced world of opportunity. Using skateboards as a cultural tool and canvas, each kid will use a skateboard as their canvas and keep when they’re done.  Mark Rivard’s unique path into his own career success’ highlight the advantages of dreaming big.

Film North - Filmmaking

FilmNorth’s mission is to empower artists to tell their stories, launch and sustain successful careers, and advance The North as a leader in the national network of independent filmmakers. We achieve our mission by nurturing a vibrant, diverse community of film and media artists; providing education and resources at every stage of their careers; and celebrating their achievements.

Northstar Therapy Animals - Pet an Animal

The mission of North Star Therapy Animals is to improve the lives of countless individuals throughout the Twin Cities area by providing high-quality therapy animal teams and services to a wide variety of facilities.  Animal-assisted activities can best be described as casual visits between a therapy animal team and individuals.

Win At Life Training - Boxing

The guys at Win At Life will be in the house!  Learn real boxing skills, self discipline, and build self esteem.  “Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.”

SLP Rotary Foundation - Planting Activity

The SLP Rotary Foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the St. Louis Park Rotaries. The Foundation provides financial support to nonprofit organizations that align with club priorities. Support is generally reserved for activities in the local community. The Foundation’s funds come from donations from Rotarians and non-Rotarians, as well as fundraising events.

Crayon Kelly - Interactive Mural

Join Kelly Anderson (Crayon Kelly) to create a fun interactive mural during Shout Out Loud. A reminder about the importance of mental health and the stigma that follows it.

Hope Speaks Project - I love the skin i'm in painting

The HOPE Speaks Project is a Twin Cities based non-profit organization working to normalize conversations about race and racism through family centered facilitation in order to foster the racial literacy needed for antiracist communities to thrive.  Working together to build antiracist communities.  They offer classes for children and their adult caretakers, adults and educators.

Care Counseling - Activity TBD

Through therapy, CARE Counseling’s clinicians work with you to understand the challenges you are facing while establishing a positive therapeutic relationship to help you create and achieve your goals.

Brighter Days Grief Center - Wall Of Remembrance

Family-focused grief center dedicated to grieving Minnesota families.  Providing free grief support resources, programs and services to children, young adults and adults who are grieving the terminal diagnosis or death of a beloved family member.

Boyum & Barenscheer - Activity TBD

CPA’s and business advisors.  They are here to make a difference to their clients by offering exceptional tax, audit, business advisory and outsourced services.

Relate Counseling Center - Activity TBD

Relate Counseling Center is a nonprofit community-based mental health center. Relate has been a leading provider of outpatient assessments and counseling services to individuals of all ages, couples and families in the western suburbs of Minneapolis since 1969.  Relate strives to be in the forefront of identifying needs in the community and providing the best possible care at the lowest cost.

Mental Helth Minnesota - Activity TBD

Mental Health Minnesota was founded in 1939, and has been a trusted source for mental health advocacy, education, resources and support for more than 80 years. We are a non-profit and non-partisan organization, and an affiliate of Mental Health America.

WreckIt Rage Room

WreckIt Rage Room is a venue where you can practice ‘Smash therapy’ and ‘Destruction Therapy,’ by destroying everyday items to immerse yourself in an alternate world for fun and to release emotions.

Opus Music Academy - Try an Instrument

Bringing Together Teachers and Students to Create Musical History.  At Opus Music Academy it’s their mission to make music lessons available and accessible to everyone regardless of age, ability, gender, race, status, and income.  Traditional in-studio lessons, in-home lessons, partnerships with Community Education and Park and Rec programs, and offering scholarships to those in need.

twin cities pride - Activity TBD

Empowers every LGBTQ+ person to live as their true self and believes in a future where all LGBTQ+ people are valued and celebrated for who they are.

SPRAYFiNGER - Graffiti Art

SPRAYFiNGER is a graffiti arts community dedicated to elevating the art and culture of graffiti through educational programs and collaborations. They believe graffiti is an artistic act of disruption. Disruption of self-limitations, of creative boundaries, of the world around us. And that disruption sets us free.

Peace Face Painters - Face Painting

Our FAVORITE face painters are back!  Ellie, Andrea, Molly & Amy are THE BEST!  “A fine work of art – music, dance, painting, story – has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place.”  – Robert McKee.

J& J Lovelace Alliance - Jewelry Making

Built on the power of compassion, the J&J Lovelace Alliance offers transitional assistance to the most vulnerable members of our community, transforming lives and erasing the stigma around poverty, incarceration, and mental illness.  J&J Lovelace Alliance works to empower the unhoused through tangible resources, tools, and support for a thriving future. 

SLP Police Department - SOL MURPH Challenge

The St. Louis Park’s Police, community outreach efforts include a number of special programs and strategies to strengthen community support and reduce the likelihood of crime. It has one sworn police officer assigned to community outreach. The community outreach officer coordinates citywide programs such as neighborhood watch, National Night Out and the Crime Free Multi-Housing program.

Advanced Brain & Body - Activity TBD

Advanced Brain + Body Clinic is an interventional psychiatric clinic with expertise in treating patients with Treatment Resistant Depression who are not improving with traditional antidepressant medications.

Rem5 VR - Virtual Realty

Immersive technology like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) is well on its way to fundamentally changing and innovating the way we work, learn, play and socialize.  REM5 his focused on revolutionizing; K-12 education and cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence education and training.

4D Fit - Mental Fitness 'Fun-da-mentals'

4D Fit Mental Fitness focuses on brain health, mental function, and neurodiversity to promote achievement and well-being. Talks, workshops, and training sessions are available to empower you to feel and do YOUR best, to achieve your goals—whatever your goals and abilities might be.

Northstar Gay Rodeo - Bouncing Horse Race

Assisting local communities and charities through support, education, and fundraisers while providing a friendly environment for all persons to participate in and learn about western lifestyles and skills.

Childrn First SLP - Activity TBD

Children First helps to insure that all kids can thrive and they invite the community to join them.  Together, we can ensure a brighter future for every child.  In our community, there should be no gaps in opportunity from one child to the next.  By working together, kids can and will enjoy a bright, healthy, and successful future.  Children First is dedicated to sharing the actionable steps they take each year to carry on their mission.  The future of the place we all call home is in good hands when we lift up our kids and help them thrive.

By Word Of Mouth- Plinko Speech Therapy Game

A small speech-language pathology clinic that brings services to your facility.  Orientation trainings, speech-language evaluations and therapy, conduct IEP/evaluation meetings, and help teachers adapt curriculum for their students.

Shout Out Loud Raffle

Bring cash!  – $2, $5, $10 Raffles.  Tons of awesome prizes! 18+ to play

Aaron's Smash Wall

$25 & $50 Punches to win AMAZING prizes!  Concert Tickets, Brewery Tours, Restaurant & Retail Gift Cards and much more!

Entertainers & Musical Acts

More to come

Luc Swensson - Speaker

19 year old Luc Swensson will share his uplifting and motivational story of overcoming hardships to inspire kids and teens to view life with a hopeful outlook.  Luc will tackle tough topics like self esteem, bullying and mental health. 

School of Rock

Kids from the School of Rock in Eden Prairie and Plymouth will perform.

Food Trucks & beverages

More to come

Sugar Mama's - Cotton Candy

Yes! Sugar rush! Endless fresh spun cotton candy.

The Purple People Feeder

Offering savory Smoked Pulled Pork, a delectable variety of amazing Burgers and the best Charbroiled Chicken Wings in town!

Eggroll Queen

Authentic premium egg rolls ~ Best in town!  Yes Queen!

Junebug - Carolina Flare

Modern Southern flavors from the Carolinas with a dash of “Minnesota Nice,”

Popcorn - Kevin's Way

Dishing out fluffy clouds of goodness with a sprinkle of salty, buttery perfection!

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