To the editor:
Bridge on Center is having our second annual Open House on May 31, to bring awareness to the community, citizens and professionals about the needs of our fellow residents who live daily with mental health illnesses. We would like to thank all of you who attended and supported us throughout the year.
Bridge on Center is vital to this community and county in providing needed fellowship; socialization; and resources to those who most need it. At a time when budgets are tight and mental health services are threatened at the state level, we need to keep in sight the needs of those who may not have a voice.
We had our first Mental Health Fair on May 10 with various vendors that work to meet the needs of those with mental health issues. The presenter, Pete Feigal, shared his story of courage and inspiration to bring hope to those who suffer and to the people who love them. We are working to make this an annual event.
We appreciate the support from our community, and would ask you to support us by attending our Adult Local Advisory Council Brat Stand at Cashwise on June 7th; July 16th; and August 21st and 22nd.
We also have a Local Advisory Council for mental health issues in the county. If you are interested in becoming an active part in addressing the issues facing those with mental health problems in our county please contact the county.
Other ways to support mental health issues in your county is to be aware of and be educated about mental illness. It impacts more than the person with the diagnosis; it affects us all.
Come to the Bridge on Center Open House on Thursday, May 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. for mental health professionals and providers; 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for the general public and interested persons.
Bridge on Center Coordinator
Brown County Family Services