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Jones Project speaker shares mental health hope 

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Damon Parker offers steps for mental health healing 

  • Damon Parker spoke to the more than 100 people at Mammoth on Thursday morning. (Courtesy Photo)
    Damon Parker spoke to the more than 100 people at Mammoth on Thursday morning. (Courtesy Photo)

MERIDEN, Kan - Mammoth hosted mental health speaker Damon Parker of the Jones Project on Thursday, October 27th. Parker shared a message intended to change the conversation about mental health, with the goal of more awareness and treatment of mental health challenges.

More than 100 Mammoth staff, their families, and school administrators attended the entertaining and inspirational presentation.

The event was a way for school administrators to preview the Jones Project message and consider bringing Parker to their district as a speaker. It was also a gateway for Mammoth staff to understand the message of hope and mental health awareness and spread it to schools through its athletics construction projects around the country.

“Mammoth is a support system for our staff, their families, and the schools we serve,” said Mammoth founder and CEO Jake Farrant. “Mental, emotional, and physical well-being is so important. We want everyone to know if they’re struggling now or in the future, there’s hope.”

Through its presentations, The Jones Project shares actionable steps on mental health and emotional regulation that helps people manage their mental health before it reaches a crisis point.

Because of fundraising, all programming for Kansas school districts and their students is free.

“It doesn’t matter the size of the school or where they are in Kansas, we love having the opportunity to present this action for healing,” Parker said. “Everyone deserves to know there’s hope for treatment and triumph over mental health hardship.”

Parker’s presentation includes personal stories from his own mental health journey together with resources for mental health help and how to support a friend in crisis.

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Anyone experiencing an active mental health crisis should dial 988. Help from trained counselors is available around the clock.

About Mammoth: Meriden based Mammoth began by building fields and facilities for teams in the NFL, Big 10, SEC, Big 12, MIAA, NSIC, NAIA, GLVC, KCAC, Heart of America, and Gulf South conferences, along with thousands of high schools. Since then, it has expanded services including golf course construction, concrete products and supply, general construction, and architecture and engineering design. Additionally, in 2021 it expanded with the addition of a full-service marketing and creative services firm. 

In addition to their Meridien, Kan., headquarters, Mammoth has offices in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Lenexa. Learn more at