Mental Illness Awareness Week

Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas pictured with Melody DeJohn, a psychiatric mental health therapist at the Chautauqua County Mental Health Center.

“It is important that we as a community come together to recognize and raise awareness of mental illness. Mental health issues are important to address year-round and highlighting them today helps people get the message across in our city,” Mayor Willie Rosas said. “It is important that as city residents we support each other and lift each other up in hard times. The city would like to continue to spread the inspiration and hope through the Kindness Rocks Project that has been spreading throughout northern Chautauqua County.”

The box of kindness rocks, which reads “The Kindness Rocks Project, Take 1 – Give 1 – Leave 1, Kindness Is Contagious, 1 Simple Message Can Possibly Change An Entire Outlook On Life,” will remain at city hall this week and will move to a different city location each subsequent week. Those locations include Memorial Park, Bicentennial Park and the Dunkirk Public Library.

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