Mindfulness Walk at Southgate Park
The Mindfulness Walk at Southgate Park dedication is September 10, 2022
If you are considering suicide, please call 988, the National Suicide Prevention hotline.
The City of Green has received a mini grant from the Summit County ADM Board to build a Mindfulness Walk at Southgate Park, 5300 Massillon Rd. The goal of the trail is to promote mindfulness through the components focus and clarity. Mindfulness is being aware of or bringing attention to this moment in time, deliberately and without judging the experience. The idea of mindfulness helps individuals to separate the here and now from the past of thoughts of the future.
One component of mindfulness, focus, concentrates on feelings of attentiveness and distractions. The mindfulness component of clarity can teach individuals how to redirect a wandering mind. Learning to be present in the moment rather than moving from one thought to another quickly is beneficial so that one can be mentally available and see clearly.
The Mindfulness Walk is an initiative of the Drug Task Force’s Mental Health Committee. In collaboration with Green High School Student Municipal Representatives, Eric Wolford, Aaryan Qureshi, Michael Rick, and Edgar San Jose, the Mindfulness Walk project was created to showcase mindful habits and routines that can be applied even after you’ve completed your walk.
Mindfulness Walk Trail Map
Mindfulness Walk - Virtual Walkthrough
Click the numbers below to view each sign along the Mindfulness Walk trail.
Suicide Prevention Month
Suicidal thoughts can negatively affect anyone regardless of age, gender, or social status. A person who is suicidal may feel that the pain they feel today is inescapable. Rather than being caught up in thoughts of the future or past, mindfulness ameliorates this through contact with psychological and environmental events in the moment. For the month of September, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. The grand opening of the Mindfulness Walk and dedication is scheduled for September 10, 2022, at 10 am in recognition of Suicide Prevention Month.
Summit County ADM Board
The County of Summit ADM Board is responsible for planning, funding, monitoring, and evaluating treatment, prevention and support services for people who experience alcoholism, drug addiction and/or mental illness. The ADM Board contracts with local agencies to provide quality, affordable services for people at critical times in their lives. The ADM Board system of services provides opportunities for recovery and hope for a better life.