Beyond the Blues supports Vernon students

Beyond the Blues supports Vernon students

Event educates about depression, anxiety and good mental health Thursday at Vernon secondary in the commons from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Oct. 4, 2016 4:00 p.m.

As the leaves fall, people’s moods can too. That’s why October is the ideal time for the 22nd annual Beyond the Blues: Education & Screening Days.

In Vernon, the Youth Beyond the Blues event will help educate about depression, anxiety and good mental health Thursday at Vernon secondary in the commons from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“One of our commitments in organizing Beyond the Blues is to create friendly, engaging, and safer spaces for people to start and continue conversations about their mental health. We want Beyond the Blues participants to leave feeling empowered, better informed, hopeful, and supported,” said Susan Myhre from the Canadian Mental Health Association, Vernon Branch, who’s organizing the local event.

The events are free, anonymous, confidential and walk-in. Anyone is welcome to attend – whether they want to fill out a self-test or not.

There are specially-tailored screening forms available for adults, older adults, youth, new or expectant mothers, and people who are concerned about a friend or family member.

For more information visit www.heretohelp.bc.ca/beyond-the-blues