Sunshine House has received funds from the nonprofit organization Amber’s Last Promise to host mental health awareness sessions for its clients. Counseling Associates of Door County will lead eight sessions at Sunshine House, beginning April 1, covering subjects such as self-esteem, healthy friendships, coping skills and suicide awareness.
“The goal is to ensure that we are being proactive with our clients and ensuring they have the tools and resources needed to assist in the event they need it,” said Mike Rabas, director of employment services. “We are here to better the lives of our clients, and that involves their mental health as well.”
Amber’s Last Promise is a that promotes mental health awareness and strives to eliminate the stigma associated with the many forms of mental illness. In honor of her late daughter, Amber Ripple, Jodie Baacke started the organization to carry out Amber’s dream of providing a safe haven for those suffering from mental illness. Amber quietly dealt with mental illness herself and at the age of 28, took her own life. To learn more about Amber’s Last Promise, visit amberslastpromise.org.