Every May we come together to combat stigma, provide support, and educate the public on mental health issues for Mental Health Awareness Month.
Our staff at McMillan Ranch recently held their annual mental health Lunch & Learn event, where the program comes together to choose an activity to help residents express what mental health awareness means to them. This year, the activity included painting rocks that will be used for the next major project: The Healing Garden.
Studies have found that nature can reduce stress and even eliminate the need for individuals to take certain medications. The Healing Garden will be situated in a natural, healing environment to promote calmness and mental clarity. The Healing Garden will give residents a safe place to call their own, relax, and practice their coping skills.
Thank you, McMillan Ranch, for making this year’s mental health awareness month a memorable one for your program!