United Way offers mental health awareness events

May 12, 2023

The United Way of South Central Illinois is offering several complimentary mental health awareness events in Mt. Vernon this month and they invite you to join them.

Yoga at the Park will be held from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. on Friday, May 12 in the Rolland Lewis Community Building at Veterans Memorial Park located at 800 S. 27th St. in Mt. Vernon. Join them for 45 minutes of free, meditative yoga with registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) Madison Moser. All movement will be gentle and beginner friendly. Come reset your mind and begin your day with them. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Join them for a Salsa Gardening Class with U of I Extension from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on May 15 at Veterans Memorial Park in Mt. Vernon for an evening of mindfulness and relaxation. The vegetables planted this evening will grow into the perfect ingredients for homemade salsa. No materials are required. To RSVP, please go to https://form.jotform.com/231146378874162.

Paint Your Stress Away with Carrie Leigh will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 at Kingdom Seed Ministries Christian Church located at 118 S. 9th in Mt. Vernon. Prioritize your mental health through an evening of watercolor painting. All materials and an example for guidance will be provided. All you need to bring is your creativity!

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