VPPPA Announces Charity Campaign

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association (VPPPA) recently announced a charity campaign to raise awareness about mental health and mental health resources.

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association (VPPPA) recently announced a charity campaign to raise awareness about mental health and mental health resources. In a world where the majority of individuals deal with—or are affected by—mental health, this alliance is both necessary and significant.

The VPPPA released the following press release on Jan. 10, 2020:

VPPPA Announces Charity Campaign

Falls Church, Va. – The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) is teaming up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to raise awareness about mental health and the resources that are available to those in need. The Winter 2020 issue of VPPPA’s quarterly award-winning magazine, the Leader, will focus on mental health in the workplace, shining a spotlight on a topic that affects every worker, everywhere.

VPPPA has decided to make the Leader’s Winter 2020 issue available for purchase as a stand-alone issue at a special rate of $5. All proceeds will be matched by VPPPA, up to $5,000, and donated to NAMI.

J.A. Rodriguez Jr., Chairman of the Board at VPPPA, said, “We are committed to being a major part of the overall solution and are excited to work together with NAMI. Through the power of partnerships and focused collaboration, anything is possible. Mental health in the workplace is not invisible. It takes all of us to shed light in this regard. We need to help.”

The Winter 2020 issue of the Leader magazine includes eight feature articles. Some of the topics included are suicide in the construction industry, coping with PTSD, how to help your employees cope with mental health, and more. One article in particular, written by Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, details the new National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention. We are also excited to have an article by Frank King, The Mental Health Comedian, who, along with Spencer-Thomas, have both delivered multiple TEDx Talks and are top innovators in the realm of mental health work.

VPPPA is encouraging everyone to join this important cause by purchasing multiple copies of this issue of the Leader for distribution at their worksites. Let’s help spread the word about mental health, and by doing so, support NAMI in offering resources to those in need.

For more information on the Leader magazine, or to learn how you can order your copy of the mental health issue, please visit www.vpppa.org.

VPPPA, Inc., is the world’s leading organization dedicated to cooperative occupational safety and health management systems. Consisting of both VPP and non-VPP companies, member sites are continuously striving to achieve safety and health excellence. VPPPA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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