Mental health day is back! Mental health advocates say it’s time to get back to basics
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Mental health advocacy groups say they’re back to work after a two-week holiday.
The advocacy group Alliance for the Wellbeing of All, or AWE, is hosting a day of action to raise awareness about mental health care needs, including mental health services.
Organizers say that’s a day that has been pushed back because of “ongoing debates in the public sphere about mental illness, as well as the challenges in the current economy.”
The focus of the day is to “create a dialogue that supports a positive and holistic approach to mental health, especially mental health and addiction.”
AWE will be hosting a free mental health workshop to be held Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the San Francisco Marriott Bayfront.
The event will also include a mental health resource center, community support, and discussion on the impact of mental health stigma and mental health issues.
“We’re back at it because the people that need help most have already been hit with this attack,” said AWE spokesperson Alex Dierking.
“So this is not about trying to get people back on their feet.
This is about getting back to normalcy and getting back on the road of recovery.”
Dierksen says that mental health advocacy is critical to the well-being of all Americans.
“The fact that there are people out there that are so deeply impacted by mental health that they don’t want to be here, or that they have no hope, that they are terrified, or have a very, very negative outlook on life, that this is the time that we really have to start talking to them, to listen to them and to find a way to make a change in their life,” he said.
“We’re going to be talking about the reality of the mental health community, about the realities of what mental health is, and about what we’re seeing out there in our country, in the community that we’re living in, and it’s the time to start to re-evaluate and start looking at the ways that we can make things better for all Americans.”
Mental health advocacy groups say they’re back to work after a two-week holiday.The advocacy group Alliance for the Wellbeing of…