Millions of Americans deal with the realities of living with a mental health condition every day. And that’s why we want to let everyone know about Mental Illness Awareness Week. It is from October 6th to the 12th this year.
Even though so many people in America have a diagnosis having to do with mental illness, there is still a lot of stigma and misunderstanding. This awareness week was created to help educate the public, de-stigmatize mental illness, and to help people dealing with real issues to know that they are not alone. Congress first established the first full week in October as Mental Illness Awareness week in 1990. Since then, many people and organizations use this week to plan all kinds of activities, large and small, to educate the public about mental illness.
During this week we encourage you to check out various organizations and events around the Denver-Metro area. There are several resources for mental health help in Parker, as well.
One of the things this awareness week is about is building community, and we, at Dough Dreamery, fully support that! In fact, one of the things we firmly believe in, and center our ideals around, is community. We love our friends here in Parker, and we truly love seeing all of your faces as you come and go from our shop!
If you are looking for resources for mental health help, here are a few resources to get you started:
You can contact the AllHealth Network in Parker through their website: https://www.allhealthnetwork.org/locations/parker/
Get in touch with NAMI here: https://nami.org/
And the government offers help and resources here: https://www.mentalhealth.gov/
Take free or low-cost training on mental health and substance abuse here: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/