HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Horizons Mental Health Center will host a local art fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day May 6-10 at the organization’s office at 1600 N. Lorraine.
The fair is being held in conjunction with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month observed nationwide.
Local organizers said the focus of this year’s observance is “Suicide Prevention: Strategies that work.” Art displayed was produced by clients served by Horizons Mental Health Center in Reno, Harper, Barber, Kingman and Pratt counties.
On Thursday, May 9, refreshments will be served throughout the day.
Horizons Mental Health Center was founded in 1968 and for the past 51 years has offered support to children, youth and young adults affected by mental or substance use disorders.
Tyler Vance, peer support and housing coordinator for Horizons Mental Health Center, said the event will give the public an opportunity to see the great work produced by clients served by the organization. “Our staff works diligently to help meet the needs of children and youth in our communities on a daily basis,” Vance said. “During the week of this observation, they would like to remind our community that the work is not over and that they work constantly to break the stigma of mental illness.”
Reservations are not required and the fair is free and open to the public.