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“To know someone’s story is to love them.” – Lori Fascilla

I heard this phrase echoed throughout our home in my childhood. My mother is, and has always been, a strong believer that when we take the time to truly know another human and come to understand their story – we cannot help but love them. It is a belief I am grateful she passed on to me.Fascilla-Emily

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 U.S. adults will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.

When we take the time to learn another’s unique experiences, feelings, and perspective we come to understand them better. Seeking to understand is one of the most compassionate acts we can offer one another. Statistically, we all know someone who has either endured or is currently experiencing a mental health condition. If you can think of a friend or family member who has shared in passing that they struggle with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, panic attacks, OCD, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, or substance use disorder – I urge you to reach out to them. Learn their story.

To the outer world, many individuals with mental health conditions may appear to have an easy, untroubled, or even perfect life. In reality, the inner world those with mental health conditions endure on a daily basis can be painful, isolating and overwhelming.

Mental Health Awareness Month deserves your attention. I ask you to learn someone’s story this month, increase your education surrounding this topic, and become a vocal advocate. Help us foster a compassionate society who refuses to silence or shame each other for attributes beyond our control. To support Mental Health Awareness is to support the people you love.

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EVENTS

Jul 11

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Jul 28

2022

WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Oct 02

2022

SueB 5k 10k 2022

On October 2, 2022, we celebrate the 13th annual SueB 5k 10k at noon After two years of racing virtually, we invite you to join us IN PERSON to raise awareness about domestic abuse, while memorializing the life of an individual who has brought so many people together. The SueB 5k 10k provides a space […]

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Oct 12

2022

Witches Night Out at the Village

Mark your calendars for Witches Night Out on October 12, 2022 from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 we will be celebrating Witches Night Out at The Village at Meridian, hosted by Meridian’s Centercal Properties and its marvelous merchants. Several sponsors help make the evening a resounding success, raising funds for the WCA’ clients’ […]

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Oct 28

2022

Healing Begins with Hope

WCA Healing Begins with Hope Virtual Outreach and Fundraising Event When: October 28, 2022 As the WCA celebrates 112 years of changing lives, we would like to invite our community to mark their calendars and save the date! The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the WCA’s mission of safety, healing and […]

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