From the Desks of the Co-Presidents Julie Simpkins & Greg Echols,
June is recognized as Mental Health Awareness month.
The month of June provides a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness about mental health and its significance. The pandemic brought mental health issues to the forefront, highlighting the importance of taking care of ourselves and each other. Mental health plays a significant role in our overall well-being, and it deserves the same attention we pay to our physical and spiritual health.
Mental health awareness month is a wonderful opportunity to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and encourage open conversation about it. It is vital to create supportive and inclusive work, social and home environments where people feel comfortable discussing their mental wellbeing.
Consider the following links as resource opportunities to help with discussion around Mental Health.
June is also an opportunity for honoring our Fathers.
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the special bond shared with fathers and father-figures in our lives.
Fathers have been a constant source of support throughout our lives. They have provided us with guidance, wisdom, and a sense of security that has helped shape who we are and who we want to be for others.
As Co-Presidents we look to our fathers when times seem tough and when it is time to celebrate.
Take time; make time, to honor our fathers and father figures, whether they are near or far. Let us celebrate the memories we have shared with them, the lessons they have taught, and the love they have given us.
Let us also remember those who may not have a father-figure in their lives. Reach out and let them know they are loved.