Roanoke Valley health officials kick off ‘Spreading Kindness Card Campaign’ to encourage local youth

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Suicide Prevention Council of Roanoke Valley (SPCRV) and Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare (BRBH) have joined together to launch the “Spreading Kindness Card Campaign” and provide a source of positive encouragement for local youth.

“In these trying times, we can all use encouragement. Let’s support our youth and let them know they are not alone,” BRBH wrote in a news release on Wednesday, July 1. “This kind of support improves our mental health and counters general stress by building resilience, increasing positive coping skills, and utilizing social supports.”

As part of this campaign, members of the community are encouraged to embrace their creativity and craft short, sweet, and simple messages — complete with colorful decorations — to support local youth. These positive and uplifting cards will be added to the lunches being provided to Roanoke Valley kids by Feeding America Southwest Virginia, officials say.

According to Wednesday’s statement from BRBH, the goal of this campaign is to create 1,000 cards by July 21.

For more information and guidelines on the Spreading Kindness Card Campaign, contact Sheila Lythgoe at or (540) 982-1427.

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