Tasty way to start Mental Health Month

The Delaware Children’s Dept. is teaming up with Rita’s water ice to help promote Mental Health Month.
A number of Rita’s locations will offer free water ice to children and their families tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. In addition to the cool treat, families will receive materials designed to raise awareness of mental health issues and offer ways to get help. Children’s Department officials say studies have found that at least one in five children and adolescents has had or is experiencing a mental health disorder, and at least one third of those kids don’t get the help they need. For more information, visit kids.delaware.gov.

Participating Rita’s locations:

-3230 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont

-7313 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin

-Community Plaza Shopping Cntr, Rte. 273, New Castle

-600 Newark Shopping Center, Newark

-Midway Galleria, 18701 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach

-1730 W. Newport Pike, Stanton

-124 N. DuPont Blvd., Smyrna

-2909 Concord Pike, Wilmington

-3730 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington

-2222 Silverside Rd., Wilmington

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.