May 1, 2018 Michelle 0Comment

Maynicures Event Post has been sponsored by Clarity Child Guidance Center.

As we enter Mental Health Awareness Month I encourage you to join me in raising awareness about mental illness. Kids are a big part of who I am. I knew from a very young age that I wanted a big family. When my husband and I first got married I dropped the bomb on him that I wanted A LOT of kids. Funny conversation to bring up after you’re married right? Luckily for me, he didn’t seem put off by my idea and welcomed the challenge. Four kids later and I know that my life’s work is not only to raise babies but to be a child advocate. Our voices as moms matter and we need to break the stigma of turning a blind eye and shushing topics that are crucial for children’s health. Not just our own children, but breaking that stereotype that you can’t talk about mental health may just save a child’s life.

1 in 5 children suffers from mental illness.

That’s 80,000 children in Bexar County alone! Only 1 in 5 of those children actually receives treatment. The facts are astounding and it’s events like this years #Maynicures event with Clarity Child Guidance Center that helps break the silence, learn more about the illnesses and learn how to get help. The One in Five Minds campaign is a great way to get the conversations buzzing about mental illness.

2018 Maynicures Family Friendly Event

Where: Witte Museum

Date: Sunday, May 6

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

RSVP To Attend: Register here 

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The Maynicures event will host Do-it-yourself nail painting stations with nail polish so attendees can paint their nails (four one color, one another color) and share photos of them on social media.  Activities will also include fun for the entire family. Outdoor games, art activities, face painting, photo booth, and food and drinks (non-alcoholic). The family-friendly event supports the 1 in 5 children in Bexar Country who suffer from a mental illness and to raise awareness and break down the stigma during Mental Health Awareness Month.

Take pictures of your #Maynicures and share them on social media. Challenge everyone you know to join you and use that hashtag to keep the momentum going. It’s that easy to start that conversation on 1 in 5 and mental illness.

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I’ve been to the past two years Maynicures events and they do not disappoint. This is a great opportunity to get your family and friends together to celebrate and enjoy an afternoon supporting a fantastic cause.

Register to attend **Voluntary donation of $10 per person when you register online, or at the party itself. A donation of ANY SIZE will also allow us to continue advocating for children’s mental health and helping those who need it.

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