May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the City of Fishers will renew its Stigma Free Fishers campaign to encourage residents to raise awareness around mental health challenges and reduce the stigma surrounding it.
Residents can take part in the following events during the month of May to support Stigma Free Fishers and raise awareness for mental health:
Hope for Happiness & Movie in the Park
Friday, May 14, 6 – 11 p.m.
This year’s Hope for Happiness event brought to you by both Fishers & HSE High Schools’ Bring Change to Mind student clubs and will be paired with Fishers Parks’ Movies in the Park. Attendees can enjoy mental health activities, food trucks, and more. The event will take place at Brooks School Park from 6-9 p.m. After the event, stick around as Fishers Parks airs the movie Onward for the first Movie in the Park of the season from 9-11 p.m.
Yoga at the Fishers Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 8 a.m.— noon
The Fishers Farmers’ Market is back this summer and returns every Saturday in May from 8 a.m. to noon. Take a moment to destress every Saturday morning at the market with yoga at the AMP stage! Yoga will take place from 8-9 a.m. and will be guided by various local studios in Fishers.
For an extra dose of mental wellness, mark your calendar for the annual Health & Wellness Expo at the Fishers Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 22, to fuel your body, mind, and soul. At the Expo, Fishers residents can explore local health and wellness services and products and talk to experts one-on-one about health issues important to them. The Fishers Health Department will have a booth with tools and information to discuss mental health with residents.
Take the Pledge
Residents are encouraged to take the pledge to learn more about mental health and share their pledges on social media using the hashtag #StigmaFreeFishers. Residents can take the pledge virtually at www.stigmafreefishers.com/pledge.
Mental Health Resources
Other mental health resources for residents are available at www.stigmafreefishers.com. Keep up with the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for other updates and look for blog posts regarding Mental Health every Monday throughout May on www.thisisfishers.com.
Learn more about Stigma Free Fishers at www.stigmafreefishers.com.