LINCOLN, Neb. — Volunteer motorcyclists are saddling as much as journey throughout Nebraska from Could 19 via Could 22 for the 14th annual Pony Categorical Journey, an effort to lift consciousness about youngsters’s psychological well being. The journey will end on the Nebraska State Capitol at 1:30 pm on Saturday, Could 22.
The journey focuses on the message that psychological well being is prime to general well being – a message shared by the Nebraska Division of Well being and Human Companies.
The bikers will kick off their journey in Scottsbluff on Wednesday, Could 19. In the course of the journey, they will reenact the mail-delivery service of the storied Pony Categorical by selecting up letters about youngsters’s psychological well being written by youth, their households and different supporters, which will probably be delivered to state staff on the State Capitol.
“For the previous 14 years, these devoted motorcyclists have been a key accomplice in elevating consciousness for kids’s psychological well being,” stated Sheri Dawson, director of the Division of Behavioral Well being. “Half of all lifetime psychological sickness begins on the common age of 14 and three-quarters by age 24. For a teen with signs of a behavioral well being dysfunction, the sooner remedy is began, the simpler it may be. We have to proceed to normalize conversations about psychological well being and guarantee youth and households have entry to prevention and remedy companies.”
After starting their journey in Scottsbluff riders will make stops in Kimball, Sidney, Ogallala, North Platte, Gothenburg and Kearney on the twentieth. The next day, riders will undergo Grand Island, York, Columbus, Norfolk and Fremont.
On the ultimate day, the riders will kick off the NAMI Nebraska Stroll in Papillion earlier than wrapping up the tour on the steps of the Nebraska State Capitol, the place the letters will probably be delivered.