Ribbon ceremony in honor of Aaron Husmann raises mental health awareness

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — An Eden Prairie family is retaining their son’s legacy alive, one particular yr soon after his sudden dying. 

Sunday afternoon, loved ones, good friends, and local community members gathered for a ribbon ceremony. They handed out inexperienced ribbons and encouraged persons to show them in neighborhoods throughout the city to raise psychological wellbeing awareness. They also gave out bracelets with the amount 988, the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. 

“Your mental wellness usually means a ton and you indicate a great deal. So use these as a reminder,” Jamey Husmann advised the crowd. 

The ribbons honor Aaron Husmann, who died by suicide in April 2023 when he was a senior at Eden Prairie Substantial School. 

“He was inspiring to me, I definitely did seem up to him. He manufactured me a far better particular person, and it just makes me so joyful that several persons accept him and all the things he did,” Aaron’s mate Adam Szendre mentioned.

Given that his passing, the Husmann’s have been increasing psychological well being consciousness. 

Aaron Husmann


“As you guys wind down the school year and points get busy never sweat it, just speak to your buddies, converse to your mothers and fathers and chat or text 988,” Aaron’s mom Thuy Husmann said.

Brenda Wooden, who lost her sister almost eight several years back, hopes Aaron’s passing conjures up others to question for support.

“Discuss to any person. It really is okay to talk about it, and the a lot more that we communicate about it, the aim is that little ones will really feel relaxed talking about it so they really don’t internalize that,” she stated.

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They are encouraging folks to snap a picture of bracelets or ribbons all around the local community and submit the photograph with #ribbons4aaron, that way they can monitor their influence on the community. 

“I’ll undoubtedly consider to put some ribbons close to the city. Some bridges where individuals can pass by in their card and see the ribbons, it will be great,” Szendre explained.

Aaron’s legacy will also dwell on via a new scholarship thanks to a donation by Scheels. It will be awarded to Eden Prairie seniors impacted by mental well being. 

“We obtain it challenging to believe that that Aaron couldn’t see that the environment was a superior put with him. If he noticed all the people below to honor him I assume he would be shocked. And I feel he does see us. You know each and every particular person matters, every lifestyle issues,” Jamey Husmann mentioned. 

This week, the Eden Prairie Significant School PTO and the Minnesota Chapter of the Countrywide Alliance on Psychological Health issues will be internet hosting a workshop for dad and mom. The concentrate is on early warning indicators of mental sickness. It is becoming held at Central Center University this Thursday at 7 p.m. 

If you or another person you know is having difficulties, help is out there 24/7. Connect with or textual content 988, the Suicide and Disaster Lifeline.