The M.E. Day Wellness Expo is making a return to Humboldt once again to raise awareness about mental health.
“M.E. Day Expo is about creating connections with the help that is available for your mental health.” Explained Kim Hartl, organizer, and mental health advocate. “We have different booths set up in the event center, and we have Corey Hirsch who is coming to do a presentation on Mental Health.”
Hirsch is a former NHL goaltender and author of "The Save of My Life: My Journey Out of the Dark.” Hirsch is a mental health advocate and tries to raise awareness and end the stigma associated with mental illness wherever he goes.
The event is open for everyone to attend, with Hartl suggesting those who attend be 15 years of age or older.
“Our motto is ‘Be Kind to Your Mind’; you can’t predict when something is going to happen to you, you can’t predict if you’re going to have a concussion, or witness an accident, or be in an accident, or is something traumatic happens in your life like being diagnosed with a disease, or one of your family members passes away - you can’t predict that, and that affects your mental health,” says Hartl. “If you don’t know where to go to get help, it can be struggling, and that is why we encourage to be proactive instead of reactive, because if you are educated in the different help that is available out there, like how to get that help and reach that help, you can not only help yourself, but you can also help family members and everyone that you love.”
The M.E. Day expo will take place on November 20 at the Jubilee Hall in Humboldt from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Tickets to attend the event can be found here for free.