Local groups hosting events during Mental Health Month | SummitDaily.com

Local groups hosting events during Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month, and the High Country Colorado chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering several opportunities to get involved, provide support and advocate for better mental health care.

The local chapter will be participating in the nationwide NAMI Walk on May 20 at Centennial Center Park in Centennial, Colorado. The event is designed to raise awareness and funds for local chapters, and last year walks across the nation raised a total of nearly $11 million.

Those interested in participating or donating should contact Betty Sarber at 970-389-0808 or bettysarber@gmail.com.

Building Hope Summit County, a coalition of local groups including NAMI that aims to improve mental health services in the county, will also be hosting two community yoga sessions and an expressive painting workshop this month.

The yoga events will be held on Thursday, May 11, at noon at the North Branch of the Silverthorne Library and Thursday, May 15, at 6 p.m. at the Summit County Community and Senior Center.

The expressive painting workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. Artist Kathye Conti will teach participants to combine collage and paint to explore creative ways to reduce stress.

Contact buildinghopesummitcounty@gmail.com to complete the required preregistration.

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