May celebrated as Mental Health Month - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

May celebrated as Mental Health Month

Multiple southwest GA organizations are taking part in Mental Health Month (Source: WALB) Multiple southwest GA organizations are taking part in Mental Health Month (Source: WALB)
People are also participating on social media (Source: WALB) People are also participating on social media (Source: WALB)
The organizations look to build leaders through many activities (Source: WALB) The organizations look to build leaders through many activities (Source: WALB)
Young people of all ages are participating (Source: WALB) Young people of all ages are participating (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A number of organizations in southwest Georgia are celebrating Mental Health Month this May.

The theme of the year's celebration is 'Life with a Mental Illness'.

People are participating on social media by sharing their experiences with the hashtag 'mental illness feels like'.

The goal is to give kids valuable resources and a different perspective on mental health.

"No stereotypes. We're letting them know we are talking about recovery and resiliency," said program manager Marlon Jones.

Jones says Aspire works to build leaders through different activities, including employment skills and art.

All young people are welcome to the upcoming events.

Copyright 2016 WALB. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • American Legion Post 30 hosts Memorial Day breakfast

    American Legion Post 30 hosts Memorial Day breakfast

    Monday, May 29 2017 11:33 AM EDT2017-05-29 15:33:45 GMT

    Albany's American Legion Post 30 hosted a breakfast on Monday morning to honor the country's fallen heroes.

    More >>

    Albany's American Legion Post 30 hosted a breakfast on Monday morning to honor the country's fallen heroes.

    More >>
  • Phoebe Putney honors missing and fallen veterans

    Phoebe Putney honors missing and fallen veterans

    Monday, May 29 2017 10:12 AM EDT2017-05-29 14:12:38 GMT
    The table is located inside the cafeteria of Phoebe Main (Source:WALB)The table is located inside the cafeteria of Phoebe Main (Source:WALB)

    Phoebe Putney is honoring fallen and missing veterans with a Missing and Fallen Comrade Table. The table is located inside the cafeteria of Phoebe Main and will be displayed through the end of the month.

    More >>

    Phoebe Putney is honoring fallen and missing veterans with a Missing and Fallen Comrade Table. The table is located inside the cafeteria of Phoebe Main and will be displayed through the end of the month.

    More >>
  • One dead in Albany wreck

    One dead in Albany wreck

    Monday, May 29 2017 9:56 AM EDT2017-05-29 13:56:04 GMT

    One person was killed and five others were injured in a wreck in Albany early Sunday morning.

    More >>

    One person was killed and five others were injured in a wreck in Albany early Sunday morning.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly