May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Christy Beck, from Beck Psychotherapy, and Marisa Vicere, from the Jana Marie Foundation, discuss some statistics and their involvement in First Friday State College.

State College is raising awareness of mental health issues during First Friday!

May is Mental Health Month, and the The Jana Marie Foundation is teaming up with Skills of Central PA and Beck Psychotherapy to host the Mokita Trunk Show. Mokita comes from the Kilivila language which spoken around Papua New Guinea which means “a truth we don’t discuss”. This show works to highlight positive ways to cope with the “elephants’ in our community through art, music, creative expression and more! Artists have painted elephant cutouts that will be placed in windows throughout the Downtown State College area during First Friday.

Visit First Friday online for more information on the event.

Beck Psychotherapy is located at 103 East Beaver Ave. Suite #2 in State College, and at 700 Park Avenue Suite #1 in Altoona. You can call them at (814) 409-7744. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.