Robbie’s Hope, an international nonprofit organization, shares a story about a young man’s fight with mental health with a special guest, high school speakers, and our Robbie’s Hope Club.Mental Health

WESTFIELD, In. – Westfield High School’s Robbie’s Hope Club welcomes everyone to the IMMI Conference Center on May 6th, 2023 from 7pm to 9pm, for an opportunity to learn about teen mental health and suicide awareness.  Attendees will be able to hear from several student speakers from Westfield High School and listen to high school performers play. Nameless Catering Company will be catering, offering a variety of different Italian appetizers, entrees, and desserts. There will be a chance to place bets on silent auction items as well.

The hosts for the evening will be Westfield’s own Robbie’s Hope Club members.  Regular ticket admission is $35, and you can reserve a table with eight chairs for $280.  Our sponsorship levels include: “Planting The Seed”  with one reserved chair for $250, “Take Time To Smell The Roses” with two reserved chairs for $500, “April Showers Bring May Flowers” with all eight chairs reserved for $1000, “Happiness Blooms From Within” with eight chairs reserved for $2500, and “Where Flowers Bloom So Does Hope” which is the title sponsor for $5,000.  All money raised goes back to the club and international organization, Robbie’s Hope.

Drew Collins, the student body president, applauds the student’s hard work.

“They have worked tirelessly toward a common goal and it continues to raise awareness of teen suicide. I am honored to be invited to this year’s Gala, and I can’t wait to see what else RHC has to offer to our community.”

If you or a local business would be interested in supporting this event through our silent auction, reach out to whsrobbieshope@gmail.com.  Donating items such as gift cards or other items for the silent auction would be a great way to show support and advertise your local business!

Kari Eckert, founder of the national organization of Robbie’s Hope and mother of Robbie Eckert speaks on the importance of mental health and awareness throughout the community.

“The students at Westfield High School involved in the Hope group are actively bringingMental Health

awareness, tools, and resources to their community. They are working to create an

environment for teens where it is ok to talk about their feelings of depression and anxiety and ask for help if they are struggling.  Advocacy for youth mental health is very powerful and prevents student deaths by suicide. The young people at Westfield bring passion and creativity to their work. I am very proud of the Hope Group students at Westfield”

Tickets can be purchased at https://westfieldeducationfoundation-bloom.kindful.com. The Westfield Education Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization supporting students and staff at Westfield Washington Schools.  We invite you to use the link above to join our students and build awareness around teen suicide through the WHS Robbies Hope Club.

About Robbie’s Hope Club

Robbie’s Hope Club is a club at Westfield High School dedicated to raising awareness and removing the stigma around teen mental health. Last May, we hosted our first gala where we raised over $14,000 in support of mental health. We used the funds raised from the event, to put on our Save a Life Walk this past Fall along with various enrichment opportunities for students to learn how they can hope with their mental health struggles.

The national organization started a few years ago when a young boy, Robbie Eckert, passed away due to suicide.  His parents begMental Healthan this organization to help educate other adults and prevent them from feeling the same loss they did. “ In the state of Indiana, according to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of death for Hoosiers between the ages of 10 and 34 years. Robbie’s Hope is based out of Denver, Colorado, and was created by the parents of Robbie Eckert died by suicide at the age of 15 in 2018. Robbie’s friends, classmates, teachers, parents, and teammates did not know he was struggling with mental health concerns. Robbie’s Hope has started a movement of teens across the US who are bringing awareness to youth mental health. We teach youth it’s ok to not be ok and that there is HOPE: Hold on Pain Ends” (Kari Eckert).

With the help of an international organization, we are trying to cut teen suicide rates in half by the year 2028!

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