Community Counseling Services to host Yard Sale

By Press Reports

CCS Yard Sale on Friday, May 4 in Ackerman at The Progress House, 100 Old Sturgis Road from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. What better way is there to celebrate the coming of spring than with a Yard Sale? May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Community Counseling feels hosting Yard Sales for everyone to enjoy shopping, selling, learning about services offered and locating the CCS facility in your community would be a great way to bring awareness to May is Mental Health Month. “We want people to know that while mental health and substance use conditions are common, they are extremely treatable and individuals go on to recover and lead full and productive lives,” said Jackie Edwards, Executive Director of Community Counseling Services. Edwards said too many people who are living with mental health conditions never seek or receive help due to stigma, lack of information, cost, or lack of health care insurance coverage-as high as 50 percent. “We want to change the equation and help our families, friends and co- workers who may be reluctant to ask for help or don’t know where to find it.” Community Counseling Services invites everyone interested in joining the Yard Sale to pack their car with items for sale and join them in one or several of the Yard Sale locations. Snack food and drinks will be for sale at each location by CCS staff members and volunteers. The Yard Sale will be Friday, May 4 in Ackerman at The Progress House, 100 Old Sturgis Road from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It is FREE to participate. CCS just asks that no pets or items that could potentially inflict harm be sold. Community Counseling Services asks everyone to please support their efforts to educate citizens about Mental Health Services offered here in the community while encouraging everyone to set up and sell personal items or come shop, shop, shop! More information can be obtained by calling 524-4298, by email at mwooten@ccsms.org or online www.ccsms.org.