May is for Mental Health Awareness

As May comes to a close, I have been trying to come up with an event to raise awareness. I am grateful the idea came to me and someone suggested a great name.

I want to share “Our Stories Matter ” an afternoon event August 24th, Oakledge Park, Burlington Vermont.

Speakers will talk about their experiences with mental health and substance use disorder.

I am hoping to decrease stigma for people and those that love them.

I know sharing isn’t easy or even natural. It can bring awareness to the struggles people face, the burdens they carry that are too often shrouded in silence.

This event has been my focus this May, organizing, fund raising…generally thinking about it.

Now let us hope the weather cooperates.

Kim, Sean’s Mom

Author: for-kindness

27 yo now deceased, was for kindness. Writings, poems, posts to keep his spirit alive. His story to step up awareness of the effect of mental illness and substance use disorder. Hope to change our approach to substance use disorder, and mental illness. Blog by Sean's family

One thought on “May is for Mental Health Awareness”

  1. Kim, this sounds like a wonderful event. I wish I could come. Unfortunately it coincides with a much-awaited trip to visit with my sister again who lives in England. I’ll pray for good weather.

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