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AREA15, HOPE MEANS NEVADA TO COMMEMORATE NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH WITH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE, “LIFT UP WITH LIFTOFF”
Area Students Invited to “Lift Up” Classmates by Inviting
Each Other to AREA15’s LIFTOFF Ride with 2-for-1 Admission in May
AREA15, the immersive art and entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, and Hope Means Nevada (HMN), the community-based nonprofit focused on eliminating youth suicide across Nevada, will commemorate National Mental Health Awareness Month with a community engagement initiative titled “LIFT UP with LIFTOFF.”
During the month of May, local students are encouraged to “lift up” friends and classmates by inviting each other to experience AREA15’s LIFTOFF Ride. To prioritize the importance of developing personal connections with one another and overall mental wellness, riders with a valid school I.D. can enjoy two-for-one admission.
LIFTOFF is a slow-moving, observation tower-type ride that lifts up sixteen riders to heights in excess of 100 feet while strapped into a comfortable seat. The ride offers panoramic views of the Strip and the beautiful mountains that surround the city.
“One of the best things teens can do for classmates that are struggling with their mental health is to show them that they are not alone,” said Julie Murray, co-chair, Hope Means Nevada. “We are so grateful to AREA15 for creating this wonderful opportunity for students to reach out to one another and lift each other up. Showing up for friends and classmates by inviting them to spend time outside on LIFTOFF not only improves mental health but also could save someone’s life.”
“AREA15 is proud to elevate conversations surrounding mental health and wellness in the local community,” said Winston Fisher, chief executive officer, AREA15. “We hope Nevada’s youth can enjoy the fun and excitement of LIFTOFF as they lift each other up.”
To redeem this two-for-one offer, students can purchase a single LIFTOFF ticket and show a valid student ID at check-in to receive the free companion ride.
ABOUT HOPE MEANS NEVADA
Hope Means Nevada’s (HMN) mission is to eliminate teen suicide and empower Nevada’s youth to live hopeful lives. As one of the most trusted and visible mental health resources in the state, HMN inspires a culture of empathy and advocacy around mental health. While raising awareness around Nevada’s high rates of mental health challenges, the organization strives to amplify hope and connect youth with desperately needed resources. Through collaborative, compassionate, inclusive and impactful efforts, the community-based initiative envisions a suicide-free Nevada. For more information about Hope Means Nevada, go to www.hopemeansnevada.org and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The new National Suicide Prevention Hotline number is now three-digit dialing code 988. Those experiencing a mental health emergency can also text “Home” to 741741 to reach the National Crisis Text Line.
ABOUT AREA15 LAS VEGAS
AREA15, located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, represents the world’s first purpose-built immersive entertainment district offering live events, distinctive attractions, interactive art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars and eateries and much more. AREA15’s curated mix of dynamic destinations—including LIFTOFF Bar and Ride, Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, Lost Spirits Distillery, Illuminarium, Dueling Axes, Five Iron Golf, The Beast by Todd English, Wink World: Portals Into the Infinite, Museum Fiasco, Virtualis VR, Emporium Arcade Bar and many more—represents what’s next in experiential entertainment. With a robust, ever-changing roster of concerts, events, immersive art exhibitions, out-of-this-world nightlife and boundary-pushing production shows, AREA15 attracts visitors of all ages. Expanding across 20 acres in Las Vegas, AREA15 will soon welcome even more immersive destinations, including Universal Parks & Resorts’ new, year-round horror entertainment experience inspired by its popular Halloween Horror Nights.
AREA15 has received numerous accolades, including being named “Another Unmissable Stop for Art Lovers” by The Times UK, “Most Innovative Venue in the USA” by Timeout, “Best Immersive Art Experience” by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, one of “The 10 Most Innovative Urban Development and Real Estate Companies of 2020” by Fast Company, “Best Place for Your Instagram Shot” as well as “Best Attraction” for two consecutive years by Las Vegas Weekly Readers’ Choice Best of Vegas Awards, “Best Arts Hub” by Vegas Magazine, claiming the No. 1 spot in Blooloop’s “World’s Top 11 Immersive Art Experiences” and being included in Las Vegas Magazine’s Hall of Fame.