‘Rise to Remember’ takes on bullying, addresses mental health issues
City Times Staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Those struggling with mental illness and the effects of bullying will have catharsis on Saturday night.
‘Rise to Remember’ is an event centered around fighting bullying, and helping those struggling with mental illness. The event will feature a guest speaker from NAMI, (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and performances by the Lincoln High School choir, orchestra, and dance team.
“As an anti-bullying group, we aim to highlight how important it is to keep mental health in our minds and to raise awareness surrounding mental health,” said student Lincoln High Student Gaoia Xiong. “We hope people can open up about their feelings and mental health as coping mechanisms and get support from those who do share their experiences and also those who don’t. We are not only acknowledging the importance of mental health, but we’re talking about it, fighting stigma, providing support and educating others.”
This event takes place at the Performing Arts Center, 1801 16th St. South, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $2, and includes a lantern. This event is sponsored by the Lincoln High School ‘Name It, Claim It, Stop It’ group.