Demarest teen donates raffle win to local mental health support program
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Demarest teen donates raffle win to local mental health support program

From left, Bobby Park; Jessica Segal; Rolando Burgos, LCSW; Shantel Vincent; Danielle Lambert, LCSW; Harrison Rosenberg, OD
From left, Bobby Park; Jessica Segal; Rolando Burgos, LCSW; Shantel Vincent; Danielle Lambert, LCSW; Harrison Rosenberg, OD

Fourteen-year-old Bobby Park was the lucky winner of Bridge Opticians’ monthly raffle for customers. Last week, Park received his winnings—$1,000 in total—and pledged it to The Gregory P. Shadek Behavioral Care Center, an outpatient program at Englewood Health that provides mental health support.

The Shadek Center is a local resource for the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and substance abuse disorders. The center is also responsible for prevention and outreach efforts focused on youth anxiety, the opioid epidemic, and destigmatizing mental health care.

Park was inspired to choose the Shadek Center because he, “wants to help families deal with the mental health issues that are affecting so many people today.” Park is celebrating a birthday soon and says he’ll also be donating his birthday money to the Shadek Center—a number his parents have agreed to match as well.

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