May: Month of Mental Health Awareness

May: Month of Mental Health Awareness

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which means we are now in the month. Dr. Jonathon Wade, a Behavioral science professor at Danville Area Community College’s Liberal Arts Department, will present a “Coffee, Cake, and Conversation” event on Mental Health Awareness on Thursday, May 12th at 10 a.m.

in the DACC Bremer Conference Center. According to Dr. Wade, the focus will be on two things: overcoming mental illness stigma and learning to talk about it.

Individually, we can break the stigma by talking about our own experiences with others and sharing our tales. And also, whether it’s at work, school, or even in your own family, how we go about starting talks and engaging other people through an interpersonal process to de-stigmatize it said Dr. Wade.