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SPIRIT Peer Empowerment Center to host Mental Health Awareness Day

The nonprofit SPIRIT Peer Empowerment Center is inviting the public to “Mental Health Awareness Day” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 on their five-acre property at 276 Gates Place,(up the hill from the Lumberjack Restaurant) in Grass Valley. Citizens, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses and schools are encouraged to attend in an effort to recommit the community to increasing awareness and understanding of mental health challenges. This includes reducing stigma, discrimination and promoting appropriate and accessible services for all people facing challenges with their mental health.

Mental health challenges affect almost every family in America. People with mental health challenges can be on the road to recovery if given the necessary services and supports in their communities. People with mental health challenges make important contributions to our families and our communities; and millions of adults and children are disabled by mental health challenges every year.

Only one out of two people with a serious form of a mental health challenge seeks treatment for their mental illness; and stigma and fear of discrimination keep many who would benefit from mental health services from seeking help. Research shows that the most effective way to reduce stigma is through personal contact with someone with a mental health challenge; and good mental health is critical to the well-being of our families, communities, schools, and businesses. A greater public awareness about mental health can change negative attitudes and behaviors toward people with mental health, and what it means to be mentally healthy. For more information, contact Lorraine at 530-274-1431, email development@spiritpeerempowermentcenter.org or visit http://www.spiritpeerempowermentcenter.org.

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