Crawford County Mental Health hosted its second annual Mental Health Awareness Day.
The goal is to raise awareness for treating and understanding mental illnesses.
Vendors from local non profits, government entities, and businesses showcased the resources they have available.
There was also inflatables, door prizes, a raffle and a silent auction.
Crawford County Mental Health representatives say there’s a lack of awareness because some people are afraid, or simply don’t know how to approach the difficult topic.
It’s great to have this many people come out we had over 50 vendors we had a lot of community members coming out showing their support..we had clients we had employees um it’s just a really great event.” said Heather Spaur, Crawford County Mental Health
” I have friends that struggle with depression, and like having this here brings more awareness I guess. It just means a lot because it means people actually do care in our community.” said Mackenzie, Frontenac Resident
Organizations plans to hold the event again next year on the third Sunday in October.
They will be looking for additional vendors looking to participate.