DeKalb mental health awareness event focuses on erasing stigmas

Eliminating stigmas surrounding mental health conditions, especially among members of minority communities, is the focus of an event this weekend in Clarkston.

The DeKalb chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is hosting the Multicultural Mental Health Fair. Topics will include youth suicide prevention, access to crisis care and overall healthy living.

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, established to identify and address the barriers to mental health treatment that minorities often face.

Saturday’s event will include health screenings, access to service providers, free food, games and more. It is family friendly and free to attend, but registration is encouraged.

The Multicultural Mental Health Fair will be held Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Milam Park, 3867 Norman Road.

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