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'Knowing Yourself' event helps support mental health services in Southern Indiana

The Evening News and The Tribune - 3/6/2017

March 06--JEFFERSONVILLE -- An event aimed at raising awareness for mental health issues will also help a local nonprofit mental health organization continue to provide services, according to a news release.

"Knowing Yourself," will be held at the Nachand Fieldhouse Saturday, April 8 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

It is hosted by Personal Counseling Services, Inc. and the Life is Beautiful support group.

The evening will include speakers discussing their own personal struggles with mental health issues and awareness, food catered by Mark's Feed Store, live music from The Usual Suspects and a silent auction.

Tickets are $25 and all proceeds will go to Personal Counseling Services, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit based out of Clarksville that provides mental health services to the uninsured and underinsured in 13 Indiana counties and four in Kentucky. Its programs include several paths for mental health counseling, music therapy and outreach.

Brian Rosenberger, creator of Life is Beautiful, partnered with Personal Counseling Services for last year's inaugural event which brought in around 100 attendees. Rosenberger started the group based on his own battles with depression and suicidal ideations, which eventually led him to seek counseling.

"A lot of people think that going to counseling is a sign of weakness," he stated in the release. "It's the opposite; You don't look at someone with a broken leg and tell them to walk it off. It's the same with mental illness -- it's an illness that has to be treated by a professional."

The event is still seeking a title sponsor. The local UAW 862 is sponsoring entertainment and Baptist Health Floyd is the print sponsor.


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