We are becoming increasingly aware that depression is not limited to adults as it seems to be a mental illness that is afflicting more and more students than ever before.  This includes student-athletes whose struggles are often hidden by what they are doing on the field or court.

TACKLE DEPRESSION is a 501 © (3) organization that provides knowledge, insight and resources for anyone battling mental illness.  They spread awareness to students, athletes, athletic programs and school districts to let anyone know who is struggling that they are not alone in this fight.

Founded by educator and former football coach Bill Kvalheim who himself was diagnosed with anxiety and depression the goal is to let young athletes know there is an outlet for them in their battles with mental illness.  Along with his wife Ciara they have established a team of experts experienced when it comes to dealing with young people and their families in this struggle.

TACKLE DEPRESSION also includes members of the RAINE (Reaching All In Need Everyday) Foundation, also a 501 ©(3) organization that was established to assist children and their families who are in crisis.

These two organizations are excited to announce the 2023 Tackle Depression Youth Football Clinic which will be held at Raritan High School in June under the direction of Rockets head coach Anthony Petruzzi.  Beginning June 5th there will be 12 sessions on Mondays & Thursdays which you can chose from or sign up for all 12.  They will be held in the evening from 5pm-6:30 and 6:30-8pm and the skills taught can be applied to both tackle and flag football.

The mission of the clinic is to bring the game of football and all of the positive aspects to attendees while cultivating positive relationships, competitive spirit with the work ethic needed to be successful.

Proceeds from the clinic both The RAINE Foundation and Tackle Depression.

For additional details visit https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTgxMzU4


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