$ 1 for every pint and $ 5 for every growler or crowler of the new Pay It Forward Pale Ale purchased goes back to Amberwing.
DULUTH, Minn .– Experts Say Mental Health Problems in Children and Adolescents are On the Rise. So an organization and a brewery are working together to promote a new beer that is raising money for mental health resources.
Bell Bank’s Pay-It-Forward Launch Party at Bent Paddle Brewing this Thursday is raising funds for Amberwing, a Duluth-based center for the wellbeing of youth and families.
In a survey sent by the organization, the results showed that the prevalence of depression in the Duluth area has increased by 25% among those under 35 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Experts there said it is important to spot signs that your child is suffering from depression and anxiety, such as: For example, staying home from school more, isolating yourself, or feeling more sad or anxious in general.
“The earlier the intervention, the more effectively the children can learn the skills that we teach at Amberwing and apply them in everyday life,” says Becky Hoversten-Mellem, Clinical Supervisor.
They say one of the barriers was that it was embarrassing to seek help, and even 18% reported the cost of treatment or didn’t know where to go.
Organizers say everyone should know about the mental health resources in the city and reach out to them when needed.
“It’s important for the community to know that it’s okay to ask for help,” said Hoversten-Mellem. “Don’t hold back when you’re having trouble, let an adult know you need help.”
Bent Paddle’s new Pay It Forward Pale Ale will be unveiled at Thursday’s event. $ 1 for every pint and $ 5 for every Growler or Crowler purchased goes back to Amberwing for approximately the next month.
“We’re always looking for ways to bring people together and solve problems, and for many, many, many eons a lot of this has been done over a pint,” said Pepin Young, director of the taproom and retail operations.
The event runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.