City of Marysville
Mayor Jon Nehring and the City Council were pleased to join the Tulalip Tribes and Marysville School District in proclaiming October as Unity and Wellness Month. It’s important that we all come together as a community to promote the awareness of sound mental health and raise awareness around the prevention of domestic violence, substance abuse, bullying and suicide.
In support of that goal, the Marysville Police Department and its School Resource Officers continue to bring anti-bullying and suicide prevention programs to our middle schools and high schools. We are pleased to welcome back to the Marysville Tulalip community Marc Mero, a nationally acclaimed speaker on these topics who wowed a standing-room-only public audience when he first came here two years ago. Mero is a former WWE wrestling champion and founder of Champion of Choices, a nonprofit organization that inspires youth to live healthy, successful lives by making positive choices.
The public is invited to a community night with Mark Mero at 7 p.m., Oct. 10, at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Auditorium. Mero will also be visiting middle and high schools in Marysville and Lakewood that week.
The Tulalip Board of Directors is very supportive and unanimously voted to adopt the month of October as Unity Month for the fourth consecutive year. This partnership between the Tribe, City of Marysville and the Marysville School District is a testimony to our continued effort to spread the word of connectedness with all of our children and adults to gain awareness of issues that impact us all. This year we continue to focus on suicide prevention through “Life is Sacred” week, week two is domestic violence prevention “Love is Respect”, week three is bullying prevention “Kindness Matters” and lastly week four is substance abuse prevention; “Red Ribbon Week”. Be on the lookout for events and ways for community participation, together we are better.
Marysville School District
We are proud to partner with The Tulalip Tribes naming the month of October Unity and Wellness month by way of an official Board of Directors resolution and are pleased that the City of Marysville has joined this year.
The safety, health, and social-emotional well-being of each student served in the Marysville School District is our top priority. Unity and Wellness Month during October provides an opportunity for our school district and the Marysville and Tulalip community to raise awareness around bullying, suicide, and substance abuse prevention, and domestic violence. Together, we want to show our youth the importance of respecting one another, showing care and kindness, making healthy choices, avoiding risky behaviors, and being drug- and alcohol-free. We also want to encourage our students if they “see something — say something”. Tell a trusted adult if you hear or see a friend in need of help or support. We are so proud of our students who have reported when they hear or see someone in need of help. They are making a positive difference in the lives of others.
We hope you will join us in support of our youth and our combined efforts to create a healthy Marysville and Tulalip community for all to live, learn, play, and grow.
This monthly column is jointly prepared by the Tulalip Tribes, City of Marysville and Marysville School District about topics of interest to the Marysville Tulalip community.