Local high school drumlines tackle mental illness


Drumlines from two local high schools working together on a mission wth some rhythm to tackle mental illness.

Beat the Stigma is a program from drummers at Davenport North and Davenport West.

They’re selling shirts to bring attention to the issue.

All of the money will go to mental health programs at Vera French. 

Students say the issue is not understood by enough people.”It’s not something everyone fully knows about,” said student Jacob Hansen. “Sometimes you can’t see someone affected with it, and so doing this will hopefully help those people know that they are still seen.”

The shirts are on sale throughout the end of the month.

Donations will be accepted at games until October 30.

To order apparel and support their program, visit https://stores.inksoft.com/BEATtheSTIGMA/shop/home.

We also provided in-depth coverage of this subject for you in our Emmy-nominated special about teenage suicide called “If You Only Knew.”

We made it available online at OurQuadCities.com/ifyouonlyknew.

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