As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, McCutcheon Student Council members and Mav baseball players are making an effort to strike out the stigma around mental health. Students wore lime green shirts to support a growing number of families dealing with a variety of mental health issues. They also took up a collection during the May 14 varsity baseball game against Brownsburg. All proceeds will go directly to Mental Health America in memory of a former student and McCutcheon baseball player, Quincy Sutton.
Mental health and addiction issues indiscriminately affect many families. Julie Sutton, the registrar at McCutcheon High School and her husband Joe, lost Quincy due to this issue. He was part of the Maverick family and baseball team. Quincy was a youth-league baseball coach and coached many of the baseball players that eventually played for McCutcheon, including many of our current Maverick baseball players.
Mental Health America of Tippecanoe County has free services for families who are looking for mental health or substance use assistance for themselves or someone in their family.
Any parent or guardian who is concerned about the mental health of their child is encouraged to talk to their school counselor during the school day. If you have an immediate concern about the safety of your child or anyone else, please call 911 or contact one of the agencies below:
- Mental Health Association Crisis Line - 765-742-0244 or 1-877-419-1632 (call or text)
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Indiana Child Abuse Hotline (DCS) – 1-800-800-5556
- Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office - 765-423-9388