ABF Scholarship ProgrAm
Avery Burton Foundation
ABF Board Members Reggie Burton, middle and Christina Aldan, right, present a check for $5,000 to Kirsten Searer, President of the PEF.
Front row, from left, Kelsey Rodman, Kirsten Searer with the PEF; Samson Dagel and Reggie Burton with ABF.
Back row, from left, Christina Aldan, Terrence Johnson, Serina Choi and George McCabe with ABF.
To honor Avery’s memory and warn families about the dangers of depression, his family started a scholarship in his name. The Avery Burton Excellence in Academics and Sports Scholarship ensures his legacy will live on through the work of the ABF and storytelling initiatives, including the Resilience Project, which is working to publish student essays from this year’s record 57 applicants to ensure they have their voices heard and inspire hope for others struggling with the mental health toll from isolation as a result of distance learning during the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. For more information please visit: www.
You can learn more about Avery’s Story in Reggie Burton’s book, “This is Depression,” his personal story of Avery’s life and battle with depression available on Amazon or www.
The Avery Burton Foundation has been established to serve as an educational development and community development public charity. The idea of this organization has been initiated from a challenge faced in many communities of having loved ones who may be silently suffering with issues that are too great for them to handle on their own which in some cases can lead to unfortunate outcomes.
These programs (and additional future programming) will be developed and expanded through educational systems, civic organizations, religious organizations and any other non-profits that are willing to partner with the Avery Burton Foundation.
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Schools are facing a rise in student suicide. ABF founder Reggie Burton offered mental health first aid tips in an interview with KLAS TV Channel 8 Las Vegas.
ABF is proud to announce it has completed training and become certified in Adult Mental Health First Aid! As a Mental Health First Aider, we are now prepared to understand, identify and respond to someone experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Already certified in Mental Health First Aid for Youth, ABF is now part of a nationwide network of caring people making a difference in communities nationwide.
Mental Health First Aid doesn’t teach you to be a therapist, but it does teach you how you can provide initial help until appropriate professional resources are available. And that initial support can change everything.
If your school, college, business or organization wants to learn mental health first aid tips and resources,
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