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Lincoln – From May 17 through May 20, volunteer motorcyclists will continue the tradition of the Pony Express Ride by riding across Nebraska in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health. This ride focuses on the message that mental health is fundamental to overall health for individuals of all ages – a message shared by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
During the ride, these dedicated riders will reenact the mail-delivery service of the historic Pony Express by picking up letters written by youth, their families, and other supporters about the importance of children's mental health, their personal experiences, and their journey with mental health. The ride will finish at the Nebraska State Capitol at 1:30 pm on Saturday, May 20 where the riders will deliver these letters to Lieutenant Governor Joe Kelly, DHHS Interim Director of Behavioral Health Tony Green, and DHHS Chief Operating Officer Larry Kahl.
“The mental health of our children should be considered just as important as their physical health," said Tony Green, Interim Director of the Division of Behavioral Health. “For the last 16 years, individuals from across our great state of Nebraska have gathered together to spread awareness about the importance of children's mental health. It is a great honor to participate in this event and witness the power of our strong communities as they come together to raise awareness and support our kids, the future of Nebraska."
Stops to pick up letters include:
Wednesday, May 17
Thursday, May 18
Friday, May 19:
Saturday, May 20:
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