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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Since 1949, Mental Health America and its affiliates across the country have observed May as Mental Health Awareness Month. They have invited other organizations to spread the word that, "Mental health is something everyone should care about." Nearly one in five American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition this year. Having someone listen and provide support can help.

Society's Assets offers several groups that provide insight and support to people with disabilities and mental health conditions. There is no charge to join the groups that are being held virtually for now.

Take a Breather     This groups offers a chance to relax, unwind, or chill out. The group is designed to be part support, part resource sharing, and part just chatting. Join on Wenesdays at 11:00 am.

Born in the 90s     If you are twenty something and looking for help with grown-up issues, check out this group. You'll gain new ideas for finding a job or moving into your own place. Get information and support for moving ahead. "There are employers that recognize the enthusiasm, dedication, and resourcefulness workers with disabilities bring to the job with them," noted Emily Cadman, a Coordinator of Independent Living Services at Society's Assets. The group meets twice a month on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

Bookworm Club     This book club reads and delves into books that explore disability-related themes. The group meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 3:30 pm.

For more information about these groups or to sign up to participate, call 1-800-378-9128.

Society's Assets:  a resource for people with disabilities. Services include advocacy, supportive home care/personal care, home and vehicle modifications, a loan closet with equipment and technology for a "Try Before You Buy" experience (partially supported by WisTech), technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, independent living skills training, peer support, benefits counseling, and transitions to life after high school or returning home from the nursing home.