Leadership Charlevoix County to Host Spring into Wellness Mental Health Fair Wednesday

For the past 10 years, each Leadership Charlevoix County (LCC) class has taken on a Community Service Project that focuses on a need within the Charlevoix County community. This year, the 2022 class of 12, have partnered with the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging to construct a

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While throwing around ideas for a class project they quickly realized that mental health was a major issue facing the community. They wanted to not only raise awareness but to also create something tangible for community members to access.

Thus, the Wellness Garden and Mental Health Awareness Campaign was born.

“Mental health can be a difficult topic to grasp, but mental health issues put a strain on law enforcement, education, and many other foundational services and resources within an entire community,” said Leadership Charlevoix County Graduate Aaron Nemec. “It’s a very real problem that can only start to be addressed by raising awareness.”

The Wellness Garden will be a public place for relaxation and meditation that also serves as a kiosk with helpful information and messaging for mental health awareness. Wellness Garden construction is planned to begin at the end of May with an official opening date to be announced.

A large component of the Mental Health Awareness Campaign is a Spring Into Wellness Fair that LCC will be hosting on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

They invited local organizations to set up booths to provide community resources with a main focus on mental health. During the fair you will have the opportunity to view the future Wellness Garden location.

The Spring Into Wellness Fair will take place from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Charlevoix County Shirley Roloff Center 13513 Division Ave, Charlevoix. Refreshments, community resources, and raffles will be available.

Free transportation provided by Charlevoix County Transit call 231.582.6900.

The LCC class has been actively fundraising to bring this Wellness Garden to life. If you are interested in donating email Savannah Bergmann at savbergmann@gmail.com for more details.

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