September is National Suicide Prevention Month

Newport Rib Company is partnering with Patrick’s Purpose, an Orange County non-profit to raise money and awareness about teen mental health.  When you purchase the items below, we will make a donation to Patrick’s Purpose on your behalf.  Our goal is to raise money to purchase two Buddy Benches which cost just over $2,000 each.
Together, we can help prevent teen suicide.

$3 from the purchase of each featured item and $10 from the purchase of each featured bottle of wine will be donated to Patrick’s Purpose.

The Mindful Martini $13
Tito’s Vodka with muddled blueberries, simple syrup, lemon juice, orange bitters served with a sugar rim- mindfully delicious!

Raeburn Chardonnay
$13/Glass $43/Bottle

Cambria, Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir
$15/Glass  $50/Bottle

Franciscan Estates Cabernet Sauvignon
$14/Glass. $46/Bottle

Newport Rib Company’s Traditional Fried Zucchini $14
Hand breaded zucchini served with Newport Rib Company’s house made Ranch Dressing

Patrick’s Favorite Brownie Surprise $10
Patrick loved chocolate!  Honor Patrick’s memory by indulging in a warm brownie, covered with Hersey’s chocolate syrup and topped with vanilla ice cream.

You can donate directly to help fund two Buddy Benches via your guest check.  Ask your server for more info.

Promoting Youth Mental Wellness

Patrick’s Purpose Foundation was formed in 2018 after the tragic suicide of Newport Beach resident 16-year-old Patrick Turner. Their mission is to promote mental wellness in schools and create a student-driven culture of kindness through educational programs and initiatives.

Since their inception, they have hosted several student events to promote mental wellness, as well as multiple parent forums on teen mental health. They also work with mental health professionals to provide therapy for teens who can’t afford it on their own.

A Buddy Bench is a place where a student can go to sit if he/she is feeling lonely, wants to be invited to join a playground game, has a tough family situation etc. It is a non-verbal sign for students to show that they could use a little extra kindness, which is something Patrick wished for. We have installed Buddy Benches at 7 elementary schools and 2 high schools in the Orange County area. Your participation in our program will directly support this program.

Fundraising is primarily done via their annual community walk held in the Newport Mesa area in December. The walk focuses on breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health, while celebrating the life and legacy of Patrick Turner. Please join them this year on December 16, 2023

Finally, they provide scholarships to selected high school seniors who choose to attend a vocational school or community college. To date, they have awarded $100,000 to deserving students.

Facts about Suicide Rates, according to the Center for Disease Control

  • Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for teens and young adults, ages 10-34.
  • 25.5% of adults ages 18-24 reported having seriously considered suicide in the past month. This is a higher percentage than any other adult age group.
  • 18.8% of high school students reported having seriously considered suicide in the past year.
  • 8.9% of high school students attempted suicide in the past year.