NAMI Juneau partners up for mental health series

Three workshops are scheduled for May.

The Juneau National Alliance on Mental Illness, Juneau Public Libraries and Friends of the Library are partnering to offer a free mental wellness series for Mental Health Awareness Month in May, according to a press release.

Mindfulness for Wellness will be led by Bridget Kuhar of Juneau Youth Services on May 9 from 6-7 p.m. at the downtown Juneau Public Library. The class will provide fundamental mindfulness concepts, as well as simple tips, tools and techniques to help incorporate mindfulness into everyday activities of life. It is recommended for youth and adults.

Art for Wellness will be offered on May 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library by art therapists Dorolyn Alper, Carrie Kline and Megan Gunkel. Learn about the profession of art therapy and how it improves wellness. Help make a group piece of artwork to show others about the art therapy experience. People of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Writing for Wellness will be led by Erika Bergren on May 18 at 4 p.m. at the Valley Library. Learn how writing can help explore themes of mental health in a safe environment. Writing prompts will be provided to participants to help start their journey and will be as general or specific as participants choose. It is recommended for youth and adults.

For more information about the series or individual workshops, please contact Felicite at the Juneau Public Libraries at felicite.toney@juneau.org or call 586-0438.

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