SYFS uses Mental Health Awareness Month to educate Southborough

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Southborough – Southborough Youth and Family Services (SYFS), a department of the town of Southborough, will be bringing awareness about mental health throughout the month of May with Mental Health Awareness Month. The initiative will include information posted around town. The colorful posters include quotes, statistics, and information meant to destigmatize and bring awareness to an important issue that affects many.

New this year is a partnership with MySouthborough, a local blog run by Beth Melo. In addition to the posters, mental health information will be shared on Melo’s blog, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

“Mental Health Awareness month gives us a platform and a captive audience to share information that should be shared every month, every day,” said SYFS Director Sarah Cassell. “Calling attention to this important information on a national scale normalizes the experience of mental health and provides easy access to resources and information.”

If you are a resident of Southborough and you, or a loved one, is struggling with a mental health concern, you are encouraged to call Southborough Youth and Family Services at 508-481-5676. Direct counseling support and referrals to outside providers in the area are available.

Cassell said clients are “everyday people dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, divorce or loss” and should not hesitate to contact her office with any questions.