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Paws for Patrick Honors Mental Health Awareness Month

Thank you to Paws for Patrick for including the Deerfield Park District in its quest to “Turn Our Towns Green” honoring Mental Health Awareness Month in May.

Paws for Patrick, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting teens and young adults living with mental illness with emotional support animals, will “Turn Our Towns Green” in honor of May’s Mental Health Awareness Month.  More than 22 communities across the Chicagoland area will accept donations and hand out green ribbons and lawn signs from May 1-31 to bring attention to the stigma surrounding mental health. Local School Districts, residents and businesses, are encouraged to tie green ribbons on trees around their homes and stores/offices to show continual community support and awareness of mental health.

For more information on green ribbon and lawn sign pick up, a calendar of Paws for Patrick’s Mental Health Awareness activities and how to bring the “Turn Our Towns Green” campaign to your community, please visit

Founded by the Roemer Family of Lake Forest, Paws for Patrick honors their late son Patrick who struggled with anxiety and mental illness.

Paws for Patrick supports Mental Health Awareness Month