CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL — A Chicago Heights neighborhood youth group is utilizing popular culture to deal with psychological well being points in native youngsters.
The New Chicago Heights Neighborhood Committee will host a Juice Wrld listening celebration on Jan. 7 as a part of a string of youth-centered actions in an try to attach younger individuals with psychological well being assets.
A spokeswoman for the occasion instructed Patch the group hopes the listening celebration will assist teenagers and their dad and mom notice how substance abuse is talked about in artwork and leisure.
The initiative is sponsored by Chicago Heights Alderwoman Sonia Perez and Southland Restoration Coalition. The occasion will happen at Margaritas Bar and Grill in Lynwood, although a spokeswoman mentioned most occasions for the committee happen in Chicago Heights such because the current “Anime Cafe” to encourage youngsters to attract and discuss collectively.
Chicago rapper Juice Wrld died in 2019 after an unintentional overdose of oxycodone and codeine, in line with members of the family. Eventgoers on the committee’s celebration will take heed to his album, Combating Demons, which was launched posthumously on Dec. 10.
“It’s estimated that 1 in 7 youths in between the ages of 10 – 19 will expertise psychological well being situations. However many of those are unrecognized and untreated,” a poster for the occasion learn.
The celebration is deliberate to go from 7 – 10 p.m. and can function meals, raffles and different video games.