CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Pickleball Suicide Awareness tournament was held today. The event was filled with pickleball, tennis and tamales in efforts to raise awareness to help prevent suicide.
Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities teamed up with many agencies such as Valero, Huertas Tamales, Natural Grocers, and Sonic.
The non profit organization held this event specifically to normalize conversation around suicide with a day of tournament fun.
Amy Felan MHID Communications Manager spoke with 3NEWS and stated, "There's a lot of stigma around suicide, we want to make sure were talking about it in a social setting that way people can kind of take that stigma out of it."
The pickle-ball tournament was the first of it's kind by the mental health non profit association.
The tournament was such a success the hopes are high to bring it back in years to come.
More from 3News on KIIITV.com:
- 'They are felony charges': Beeville teen locked up for making prank call to 911 about a school threat
- 'Not a non-stop yet': Corpus Christi airport now has direct, but not non-stop, flights to Denver
- 'Decades of neglect': How Corpus Christi leaders are responding to awful street conditions
- At least five incidents of guns on school campuses in the Coastal Bend this school year so far
- Corpus Christi program that serves people with special needs has equipment stolen
Want to send us a news tip?
Put your name and contact information below so we can get in touch with you about your story should we have questions or need more information. We realize some stories are sensitive in nature. Let us know if you'd like to remain anonymous.
If you do not have a photo/video to submit, just click "OK" to skip that prompt.