MILLBURY, MA – On October 29th at 9:00AM, the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Success Network will be planting a Hope Garden at the Millbury Town Common to raise awareness about mental health.
Come join the WSN for their second year of getting down and dirty, to help show that there is hope for those living with mental illness. This year’s garden will be planted at the corner of Elm and Main Street, at the site of the Armory Village Revitalization Project. The goal is to help “Smash the Stigma” surrounding mental illness by planting 500 yellow tulip bulbs that will bloom in late April/early May. When spring comes, they will be a beautiful reminder that we are not alone, and that there is comfort and support out there for those who may be suffering in silence!
This effort is inspired by the Yellow Tulip Project, a youth-driven movement that is determined to be the change we want to see in the world. They tirelessly host events, visit schools and engage with communities to talk about mental illness and create that safe space for all. It is important that people do not feel alone – what they are experiencing is normal, they will be okay, and there will always be help and support available to them.
Visit the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce website at www.blackstonevalley.org to learn more about the Women’s Success Network and to access links to local resources for mental health services in our community. You register by going to https://blackstonevalley.org/event/yellow-tulip-hope-garden-planting/ You can also learn more about the Yellow Tulip Project at www.theyellowtulipproject.org.
The mission of BVCC Women’s Success Network is to unite women to achieve their vision of success by creating a community of support and inspiration in their personal and professional lives.