Colorado teens and schools are invited to participate in this social media movement which was launched by Kaden Piel and his classmates at Merino Jr./Sr. High School. #Fightthefunk is the hashtag that was created by Piel as he worked to “fight my own funk.” The purpose of this school challenge, which began during the 2020 holiday break, is to encourage other schools to show how students are “fighting their funks.” Get everyone involved! Create images and videos to share on Instagram with the hashtag #Fightthefunk.
View Kaden Piel’s video that shares his perspective about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on students.
If you are in crisis, call the free Colorado Crisis & Support Line at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or visit coloradocrisisservices.org to connect with a trained counselor in your area. Contact the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). These services are free and available to anyone. All calls and services are confidential.