GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – St. Julian Vineyard is partnering with The Psychological Well being Basis of West Michigan (MHF) to advertise the “be good.” program.
“Melancholy, bullying, suicide — these are all behavioral points that we’d like to deal with on the faculty degree, and locally, and now within the employment models it’s equally as essential,” stated John Braganini of St. Julian Vineyard.
Braganini misplaced his brother, David Braganini, to suicide after a battle with melancholy in 2016. The enterprise is now working with The MHF to advertise “be good.” and is difficult the West Michigan group to start out a dialog about psychological well being.
The MHF makes use of the “be good.” motion plan to teach West Michigan faculties and companies about psychological well being and suicide prevention. “Good” is an acronym that everybody can use as a software to vary and save lives: discover, invite, problem and empower.
“The household right here at St. Julian was very near Dave, and our involvement with ‘be good.’ was a approach for us to honor my brother, and nonetheless have the ability to have an effect on the group within the hopes of stopping another person from taking their life,” Braganini stated. “‘Be good.’ is a device that can be utilized within the classroom, within the faculty, or locally to deal with sure behaviors that find yourself creating issues for the youngsters and the adults.”
“The Braganini household cares. They care about you, they care concerning the group, they usually need to make a distinction.”
St. Julian is certainly one of 4 West Michigan companies partnering with “be good.” together with Elhart Automotive, Forest View Hospital and West Michigan Group Financial institution.