Employees of the City of Lake Oswego — including representatives from the police, fire department and the Adult Community Center — took the intersection of State Street and A Avenue yesterday evening to participate in the "Signs of Hope" rally coordinated by Clackamas County's Health, Housing and Human Services (H3S) division to promote Mental Health Awareness month which runs throughout May.
Clackamas County Health Promotion Coordinator Nina Danielson was joined by LOPD Sergeant James Peterson, Adult Resource Officer Dawn Pecoraro, LOFD Assistant Fire Chief David Morris, Battalion Chief Jim Doane, LOACC employee Trace Rew, Elise Thompson and several others who all held signs bearing messages of hope, resilience and perseverance to let people know their worth in striving to seek help for themselves or anyone they know dealing with mental illness and depression.
The campaign is part of a larger effort both here in Lake Oswego and in Clackamas County to remove the stigma from talking about mental health and asking for help.
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