POUGHKEEPSIE – Could is Mental Health Awareness Month and Dutchess County Legislator Barrington Atkins (D-Poughkeepsie) held a motorbike trip by way of town on Saturday to boost consciousness of the psychological well being disaster. The trip was escorted by two Metropolis of Poughkeepsie Neighborhood Policing officers who have been additionally on bicycles.
Atkins informed contributors firstly of the trip within the Poughkeepsie parking zone for the Walkway Over the Hudson that it might be going all through totally different neighborhoods within the metropolis. He stated the trip was routed “to assist the group perceive that, on the subject of psychological well being, it doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care if you’re wealthy, poor, when you stay on the north aspect, south aspect, you’re black, you’re white, your faith, it may well present up at anybody’s doorstep.”
The freshman lawmaker famous that the COVID pandemic created substantial stress on many individuals and the trip was additionally organized to get individuals again outdoors for train.
The Nationwide Alliance on Psychological Sickness has compiled assets on its web site that listing the warning indicators of psychological sickness. The data might be discovered here.