HANDLE WITH CARE
Nearly 1 in 5 adults in the US suffer from mental illness. These battles affect not only the patient but also the families, friends and support networks of these individuals. Now take that 1 in 5 figure and expand it to include every person who has been impacted by mental illness indirectly. If you haven’t already related to this statistic, imagine the staggering number of people around you, in your next class, in the Handle Bar community who know it all too well, and rarely speak about it.
Handle With Care is a movement to raise awareness on mental health and battle the stigma associated with mental illness.
We believe that mental health and physical health are inextricably linked. Our aim is to offer resources, knowledge and discussion through events and initiatives. We hope to make these difficult topics a bit easier to digest, while at the same time creating community through solidarity. In our efforts, we hope to uplift individuals battling mental illness as well as the friends or family member of someone who is struggling.
As a way to give back to those advocating for mental health: All mental health professionals receive 20% off class credit packages, from a single class to the 20-class package. For more information on how to redeem this offering, visit our FAQs page and read the section about mental health professionals.
Our first 2023 Handle With Care event will take place in February<3