Be Well in Paradise, a non-profit in Collier County, has been a premier resource for connecting locals and visitors in Southwest Florida with inspiring experiences that align mind, body, heart, and spirit. Beginning in 2021, we recognize the rising need to support and expand Mental Wellness. To that end, we are asking for donations to support our Mental Wellness Scholarship Fund.
The Global Wellness Institute defines “Mental Wellness” as “an internal resource that helps us think, feel, connect, and function; it is an active process that helps us to build resilience, grow and flourish.” Be Well in Paradise is proud that many of our community wellness programs provide clear pathways to improving creativity, growth, rejuvenation and connection. In other words, we are already providing opportunities to improve well being. But now more than ever, we wish to amplify this effort more proactively. Our intention is to provide skills and strategies that can help individuals more effectively and easily navigate through difficult challenges whether personal, environmental or societal. Our emphasis is on mental wellness rather than treating mental illness. As GWI says: Mental Wellness “is an active process of moving from languishing, resilience, to flourishing. We want to support and expand this mental wellness initiative. Will you help? Please donate now.
We are particularly sensitive to the needs of young people. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 1 in 3 of all adolescents ages 13 to 18 will experience an anxiety disorder. These numbers have been rising steadily each year with anxiety and depression reaching peaks especially among teenagers in 2020. We are hoping to stop the increase with your help.
The Be Well in Paradise Mental Wellness Scholarship will support a student’s studies with financial assistance in mental wellness programs (emotional, psychological, physical or social well-being classes) Priority consideration will be given to undergraduate or graduate students entering the field of education. In addition, the recipient will receive a one-hour virtual session with a world-renowned personal development coach and ongoing email support throughout the academic year.
Applications are available now and we are hoping to identify at least ten recipients before the end of 2021. We believe equipping future educators with impactful mental wellness skills to share with students can more rapidly spread the effectiveness of this mental wellness effort. We also feel that these scholarship recipients will be well-positioned to take advantage of the Global Mental Wellness Industry which is expected to exceed $16 trillion over the next decade.
Please donate now. Or if you have ideas/suggestions for fundraisers, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank you for your support of this important cause that touches every one of us and our loved ones!