Why Awareness Matters

Over the past few years, mental health has had a sharp increase in national media attention; which, unfortunately, often comes after a potentially-avoidable tragedy.

We know that 1 in 4 adults have a diagnosable mental health issue, but often times do not seek the care they need.

Samaritan Counseling Center, with the help of local and national agencies, is working to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health care and bring awareness to many of the issues effecting our society today.

This year, SCC will launch several monthly campaigns linked to regional and national awareness initiatives.  Combining advocacy, education, and outreach, we will be working to reduce the stigma surrounding seeking mental health care and teach members of our community how to find help when they need it.

Even though May (Mental Health Awareness Month) is over, our “31 Ways to Help Yourself Thrive” calendar can still be used as a reference for ways to promote health – mentally, physically, and spiritually.

SCC MHAM Calendar Poster

(Click on calendar image to view, save, or print)

Individuals: Interested in supporting our mission and ministry?

Agencies: Interested in partnering with SCC for an advocacy campaign?

Businesses: Interested in sponsoring an advocacy campaign? Help us make an impact in our community.

Contact Alexandra Sobieski, Executive Director, at (574) 277-0274 |, or visit our giving page.


We are here to help.