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Special Olympics Awarded Pardes Humanitarian Prize for Recognizing Global Efforts in Advancing Inclusive Mental Health Programs

The prestigious Pardes Humanitarian Prize was awarded to Special Olympics to recognize efforts in raising awareness about the mental health needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
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Special Olympics Malta Athlete Leader Gilmour Borg Speaks At EU World Mental Health Day Conference

Special Olympics Health Messenger Gilmour Borg shared his compelling journey from enduring bullying to emerging as an Athlete Leader, at the European Union's (EU) World Mental Health Conference in Brussels, Belgium.
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Special Olympics Receives 2023 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health Award

On 4 October 2023, Special Olympics was announced as the recipient of the 2023 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health bestowed by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
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Special Olympics Athletes Lead the Way Toward Inclusive Fitness

The following is an expert from the CDC’s website post titled CDC and Special Olympics: Inclusive Health. For more information or to read the entire post, please visit the page here.
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Special Olympics Malta Athlete Gilmour Borg Shines as a Leader

“Nothing is more important to me than representing Special Olympics”
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Golisano Foundation Continues to Fund Special Olympics’ Healthy Communities Work

Fansided article about how Special Olympics is supporting emotional health.
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Celebrating Family Health & Fitness Day with a Special Olympics Health Messenger and his Family

Eric Massey, a 17-year-old Special Olympics athlete and Health Messenger from Memphis, Tennessee, dedicated the past year to his health and fitness journey.
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On May 20th: Spotlight on the Importance of Emotional Well-Being: Inaugural Mental Health Action Day

Special Olympics is proud to be an inaugural partner of Mental Health Action Day and to promote Strong Minds tools that can help athletes improve their emotional wellness.
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Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis Quoted by Forbes about “Mental Health Action Day”

In an announcement about a coalition of 200 organizations and businesses launching the first-ever Mental Health Action Day, Forbes quoted Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis.
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CDC Shares Special Olympics Mental Health Resources

To address the high rates of mental distress among adults with disabilities, the CDC posted helpful resources, including recommendations for people with intellectual disabilities from Special Olympics.
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