Depressed Cake Shop Portland  back for another wonderful shop on May 19th
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Depressed Cake Shop Portland back for another wonderful shop on May 19th

Depressed Cake Shop Portland is popping up again!

The Depressed Cake Shop is a different kind of cake shop. It’s a one day pop-up bakery to raise awareness of mental illness through the sale of special cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and other treats donated by local bakers. The baked goods are gray on the outside and sometimes colored on the inside to symbolize hope – all to encourage conversation about mental health issues.

The Depressed Cake Shop offers a unique platform to talk about mental illness. With 1 in 5 people affected by some type of mental health issue, we all know someone who is struggling. Whether it’s a family member, friend, or co-worker, we’re all touched by it.

Baby Blues Connection focuses on providing free support for mothers and families coping with perinatal mood disorders- depression, anxiety, stress related to welcoming a child. “We’re always working to reduce stigma and create a dialogue where parents can express - in a supportive and non-judgmental environment- exactly how they are feeling without shame or blame,” said Angie Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of Baby Blues Connection. “We’ve partnered with Depressed Cake Shop, a worldwide grassroots movement to raise awareness about our common struggles. No one should suffer alone, be it from Postpartum Depression or any other mental health condition.”

The Depressed Cake Shop started in the UK in 2013 and has since become a worldwide grassroots collective with Depressed Cake Shops popping up all over the world.

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DCS is a worldwide collective

DCS is a worldwide collective

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Depressed Cake Shop will be selling delicious treats created by Native Sweets' Tomma Marcincuk at NAMI Bucks County, PA Stride for Mental Health Awareness
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Depressed Cake Shop will be selling delicious treats created by Native Sweets' Tomma Marcincuk at NAMI Bucks County, PA Stride for Mental Health Awareness


WHY WE WALK

We walk on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Warminster Community Park to raise awareness, to end the stigma that surrounds mental health, and to raise the funds necessary to support our education and support program expansion throughout Bucks County.

There is help, there is hope, and until there's a cure, there's NAMI!

Our fundraising goal: $50,000

 

JOIN OUR MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT!

Support our mission while enjoying a stigma-free walk with your friends and neighbors. Assisting the community has never been so easy or fun. Set your own personal goal and show your commitment to our cause. ALL ARE WELCOME! There is no registration fee for the walk, however all participants must register. This will be a 5K walk, and there are ample opportunities for short cuts and to walk in place for those with mobility issues. We encourage you to collect donations from family members, friends, co-workers and business associates. All walkers raising $100 or more receive an event t-shirt. This will be a family friendly event with 

  • Food Trucks, The Depressed Cake Shop hosted by Native Sweets

  • Face Painting, DJ and Music, Photo Booth, Face Painting, Balloon Art

  • Speakers, Sponsor Information Tables, Advocacy Awards

  • Herbie the Love Bug, Superhero NAMI MAN


2019 STRIDE DETAILS
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Location
Warminster Community Park
Special Event entrance on Bristol Road
(Intersection of Hatboro & Bristol Rds.)
350 E. Bristol Rd.
Warminster, PA 18974

Registration & Events
Registration begins at 1:00pm
Events run from 1:00 - 3:00pm
Walk begins at 3:00pm

Team Captains are encouraged to arrive early to pick up their Team Signs and meet their walk participants near the registration table. Hold your team signs high and proud! Team Captains and those collecting cash donations are also encouraged to convert their cash donations to checks or electronic payments that can be made by clicking here.

Prizes: T-shirts are only available for those INDIVIDUAL participants who have raised $100 or more. Mugs are available for individual participants raising $250, Bluetooth speakers for individual participants raising $500, and full zip hoodies for individual participants raising $1,000 or more.

Sponsors and Vendors should arrive as close to 12 noon as possible, but no later than 12:30pm. Sponsors with tables may park near the event tent for unloading, but all vehicles must be moved to the designated parking area before 1pm. Dump-n-Roll food truck will be parked to the right of the tent, and the Behind Closed Doors Mock Teen Bedroom will be parked directly across from the event tent. Food from the truck will be available from 12:30pm-3pm, and Behind Closed Doors tours will be given from 1-3pm.

NAMI Bucks County, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the county’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for all individuals affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered in library chairs in 1983 has blossomed into Bucks County’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of local individuals and families who work in the community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

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NAMI Bucks County, PA is a registered  501{c}(3) nonprofit organization, and our tax ID number is 20-4135679.

Make a General Donation!

When your donation payment has been successfully processed, you will receive an e-mail receipt. If you do not complete the payment, you will receive an e-mail from NAMI with a link to complete the process. You can pay by credit card without a PayPal account. PayPal simply processes all donation payments to NAMI.



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Depressed Cake Shop pops up in Nashville, Tennessee to benefit NAMI Tennessee
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Depressed Cake Shop pops up in Nashville, Tennessee to benefit NAMI Tennessee

Article originally appeared in  Nashville Scene

Article originally appeared in Nashville Scene

May is Mental Health Month, and Scene contributor and sweets maven Megan Seling has come up with a fantastic way to raise both awareness and funds for the Tennessee chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness with an all-star bake sale. The Depressed Cake Sale is an initiative started in London in 2013 featuring all sorts of baked goods and desserts that are decorated gray (or grey in London), black or silver. The sweets are intended as a way to start conversations and address the stigmas associated with depression, anxiety and mental illness

All the baked goods will be priced at $5, with proceeds directly benefiting NAMI Tennessee, and Seling has brought together an astonishing roster of talent to contribute. Seling is no slouch herself, as her compatriots here at the Scene can attest, and she’s even a published cupcake cookbook author. (An aside: an Amazon search for Megan also reveals an astonishing ode to her written by perhaps the most prolific performer on the internet, Matt Farley.) When Seling put out the call for volunteer bakers, she was overwhelmed with support.

The list is still growing, but here’s who has already agreed to participate:

Baked on 8th

Lisa Marie White of Killebrew, L.A. Jackson and Marsh House

Jessica Bedor of Sinema

Diana Lee Zadlo of The BE-Hive

Rebekah Turshen of City House

Fluff Gourmet Cotton Candy

The Bang Candy Company

Goo Goo Clusters

Megan Seling of Bake It in a Cake

The Scene’s own Amanda Haggard

The Depressed Cake Shop will be held noon to 4 p.m. May 18 at Anaconda Vintage (1062 E. Trinity Lane, next to Grimey’s). Get there early before we buy everything!



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Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology pop ups Depressed Cake Shop in Georgia.
May
1
2:00 PM14:00

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology pop ups Depressed Cake Shop in Georgia.

  • Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (map)
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The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology popped up a Depressed Cake Shop on their campus and raised $200 for CHRIS180, a local mental health agency.

Students decorated baked goods in the University art room. Here is an example of one of their creative treatsl

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Depressed Cake Shop to pop up in Ithaca
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Depressed Cake Shop to pop up in Ithaca

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Cornell Cooperative Extension
Tompkins County

CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555
TEL: 607.272.2292
FAX: 607.272.7088
tompkins@cornell.edu
Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm

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Depressed Cake Shop Denver to benefit NAMI Colorado
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Depressed Cake Shop Denver to benefit NAMI Colorado

Dr. Andrea Thinnes of Creighton University and two of her final year Doctor of Occupational Therapy students, Sylver Agomoh and Alexa Trujillo will be hosting the Depressed Cake Shop as part of the students' Doctoral Experiential Component (Program Development). The event will be from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday April 27, 2019 at Brewability on 12445 E. 39th Avenue #314, Denver, CO. 80239.
This particular pop-up will be raising funds to support National Alliance on Mental Illness for our local state (NAMI Colorado).

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Depressed Cake Shop Portland and Tell Tale are teaming up to benefit Baby Blues Connection
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Depressed Cake Shop Portland and Tell Tale are teaming up to benefit Baby Blues Connection

  • Depressed Cake Shop Portland at the Little Church (map)
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We're teaming up with Telltale for the next pop-up!
Depressed Cake Shop Portland pop-ups at 1 pm until we run out of sweets. Doors close and reopen at 6:30 for TellTale. We will hold back some sweets for sale at TellTale with the goal of posting what will be available prior to the show.
Additionally, we'll have Montucky Cold Snacks available for purchase during TellTale.

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Depressed Cake Shop to pop up as Western States Conference on Suicide arrives in Boise
Oct
22
6:30 PM18:30

Depressed Cake Shop to pop up as Western States Conference on Suicide arrives in Boise

Vagabond Bakery, LLC to pop up Depressed Cake Shop in Boise, Idaho.

Emily Hicks, Kaitlyn Ritchie and Patti Park have joined together to pop up a Depressed Cake Shop at the Western States Conference on Suicide on October 22nd at Barbarian Brewing Company.

They decided to become part of the Depressed Cake Shop family in order to help bring awareness to the stigma around mental health and to be part of a community of compassion.

They will be selling cake balls and donating the proceeds to the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition

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Depressed Cake Shop Brazoria County, Texas
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

Depressed Cake Shop Brazoria County, Texas

  • The Drink Station (Pearland, TX) (map)
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Counseling Connections is excited to host a Depressed Cake Shop pop up in Brazoria County, and we are grateful to The Drink Station Pearland for providing a great location for this fun event.

The Depressed Cake Shop is a one day, pop up bakers designed to raise awareness of mental illness through the sale of custom-made cakes, cookies, and other treats, all donated by local bakers.

These special baked goods are often gray on the outside and colorful on the inside, reminding people that mental illness can cast a gray cloud over a beautiful world. One in four of us will suffer from, or be touched by, a mental health issues in our lives.

All proceeds will benefit the mental health services of Counseling Connections. During 2017 they served a total of 690 clients with 4,676 service hours. They provided $179,861 in discounted or free services.

cupcakes by Vanessa Edwards, Vanessa’s Cakery

cupcakes by Vanessa Edwards, Vanessa’s Cakery

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Depressed Cake Shop North Texas to benefit NAMI Dallas
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Depressed Cake Shop North Texas to benefit NAMI Dallas

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Depressed Cake Shop to pop up October 13th to benefit NAMI Dallas. Serving Dallas, Collin, Denton, and Rockwell Counties, NAMI Dallas, a 501(c)3 is part of the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans impacted by mental health conditions.

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Depressed Cake Shop returns to Seattle!
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Depressed Cake Shop returns to Seattle!

Sweet sad treats for mental health awareness – save the date for this year’s event on October 13th at Optimism Brewing Company!
Every October, NAMI Seattle holds our popular Depressed Cake Shop: A community event where attendees can purchase treats made by dedicated and talented local bakers. These confections are gray and dull on the outside, but on the inside they are brightly colored – and, of course, all around tasty! 
Why gray? The gray, dark outside of these treats represents depression. On the inside, the rainbow colored or other bright colors symbolize hope. All proceeds from this event support NAMI Seattle’s programs. 

All proceeds benefit NAMI Seattle and help keep NAMI programs free for everyone who needs them.

For other information on how to participate as a bakery, sponsor, or volunteer, please email morgan@namiseattle.org.

We will have limited quantities of vegan and gluten free confections available - get there early!

Cards and cash will be accepted. 

Dogs and kids are welcome! Mental health affects us all.

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Depressed Cake Shop to pop up in Baltimore
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Depressed Cake Shop to pop up in Baltimore

Depressed Cake Shop to pop up in Baltimore

Bakin’ Whoopie owner Elliot Azzam, Melissa Yukna and Cherron Kofford have gotten together to pop up Baltimore’s first Depressed Cake Shop at Waverly Brewing Company on October 11 from 6-8 p.m.

All proceeds from the sale of the signature Depressed Cake Shop goodies will go to NAMI of Metropolitan Baltimore.

The bakers were motivated by personal experience with depression to participate as part of National Mental Illness Awareness Week.

The first fifty people who wish to buy a coupon/ticket will receive beer specials and a discount on the bakes items that will be on sale. The pop up will be offering whole cakes, cake slices, “cakelettes,’ cupcakes and cookies.

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Depressed Cake Shop Houston
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Depressed Cake Shop Houston

We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting our sixth annual DEPRESSED CAKE SHOP at Silver Street Studios - in the Sawyer Heights area - 2000 Edwards Street 77007. 
We know that last year's event had a bit of a bottleneck getting into the bake sale, etc. This should be a much more free flowing event and we look forward to having everyone attend again this year! Lots of free parking and we have some exciting additions to this year's lineup!

Mark your calendar for October 7th, 2018 - Noon-4 PM!

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Depressed Cake Shop Lake Placid
Sep
30
11:30 AM11:30

Depressed Cake Shop Lake Placid

The North Country Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide is in its tenth year, and will once again feature The Depressed Cake Shop at this year’s Walk. The motto of the Depressed Cake Shop is “Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake.” We are a global COMMUNITY that promotes SELF CARE through the power of CREATIVITY and uses it to raise awareness and donations for mental health initiatives around the world.

Specifically, Depressed Cake Shop is a pop-up bake shop, comprised of gorgeous themed baked goods decorated in various shades of grey, sometimes with a pop of color to represent hope. The grey symbolizes the grey cloud that can descend over a beautiful world when someone is struggling with mental health conditions. The pop of color signifies hope: the hope we all have, the hope we lend to someone who is in need.

Depressed Cake Shop is a stunning visual reminder of mental illness, and is meant to get people thinking and talking about the subject in a new way. It’s a perfect fit for the North Country Out of the Darkness Walk in Lake Placid, and organizers hope that the creativity will astound participants at the Olympic Oval on Sunday, September. Bakeries and hobby bakers interested in donating baked goods may contact Amy Quinn at anq1970@gmail.com for more information.

Please plan to come out to support the walk and the Depressed Cake Shop 11:30-3, Sunday, September 30 at the Lake Placid Olympic Oval, 2634 Main St, Lake Placid, NY 12946.

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Depressed Cake Shop returns to PORTLAND
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Depressed Cake Shop returns to PORTLAND

Depressed Cake Shop is a one-day, pop-up bakery designed to raise awareness of mental illness through the sale of custom-made cakes, cookies, and other treats, all donated by local bakers. These special baked goods are often gray on the outside and colored on the inside, reminding people of the prevalence of emotional and psychological struggles: one in four of us will suffer from, or be touched by, a mental health issue in our lives.

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Depressed Cake Shop Kuala Lumpur
Sep
16
3:00 PM15:00

Depressed Cake Shop Kuala Lumpur

Depressed Cake Shop returns to Kuala Lumpur!

September 16th, 2018 -- 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Lucky Bo Cafe, 65 Jalan Bangkung

The KL Depressed Cake Shop will be appearing again at the Malaysia Day celebrations.   There will be lots of grey cakes on sale!  All fund raised from the sale will be donated to Angsana Care.  Visitors will learn about this NGO, and the event will raise awareness about the importance of mental health.

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Depressed Cake Shop to pop up in Bozeman, Montana in support of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Depressed Cake Shop to pop up in Bozeman, Montana in support of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention

Bozeman Montana will join the Depressed Cake Shop family on September 8, 2018 with a pop up shop in support of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention at Bozeman’s Out of the Darkness walk on September 8, 2018. Bridger Peak Counseling & Recovery Services and Integrative Emotional Enrichment Services will host a Depressed Cake Shop pop up there from 9am-1pm.

Where: Bozeman MT Gallatin County Regional Park

When: September 8, 2018 from 9am-1pm

Charity: American Foundation of Suicide Prevention

Key volunteers and organizers: Bridger Peak Counseling & Recovery Services and Integrative Emotional Enrichment Services

In their own words here is why Bridger Peaks Counseling chose to pop up a Depressed Cake Shop:

“Bridger Peaks Counseling is a group practice with a heart for community and the cause of suicide prevention. Montana has one of the highest suicide rates per capita in the country and with limited funding, we have few services to meet the needs of individuals struggling with mental health issues. Our goal is to provide a platform to address these concerns in our community and give back to a charity that makes a difference. We are excited to use our creativity to reach the community in this unique way. In addition to the Bridger Peaks Team, we have a partner in North Brook IL (Integrative Emotional Enrichment Services) whom will be coming out specifically to support the event. We can't wait!”

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Depressed Cake Shop returns to Springfield, MO to benefit Suicide Prevention and Education in SW Mo.
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

Depressed Cake Shop returns to Springfield, MO to benefit Suicide Prevention and Education in SW Mo.

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Springfield, MO to welcome second annual Depressed Cake Shop to benefit Suicide Prevention and Education in southwest, Missouri.

The pop up bake sale is a global event to raise awareness for mental health.  Baked goods will be donated by professional bake shops as well as home bakers.  Everyone is welcome to join.  Proceeds from this one day event will benefit Suicide Prevention and Education in southwest, Missouri.

When:  Friday, September 7, 2018 from noon - 8:00 p.m.

Where:  Downtown Springfield on the Square

How to participate:  The only requirement for bakers who wish to donate to this event is that all baked goods have an element of gray to symbolize the gray close that can descend over a beautiful world when someone is struggling with mental health issues.  We welcome any type of donated baked good.  You can make an entire cake, cakes by the slice, cake pops, cupcakes, cookies -- the only limit is your imagination.  We ask that any product containing nuts is clearly labeled.  Vegan and gluten free items are also appreciated.  If you want to provide a list of ingredients that is very helpful, as well as a fun name for your creation.

call 417-761-5020 or email Amanda.vela@burrellcenter.com to sign up to bake and donate to this event.

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Depressed Cake Shop New Mexico Pop-Up
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Depressed Cake Shop New Mexico Pop-Up

Do you have a sweet tooth? Do you like the idea of discussions of mental health being less taboo? Well the Depressed Cake Shop is for you! 

This Summer the Depressed Cake Shop, a social justice pop up of melancholy edible delights, comes to Meow Wolf to raise awareness and funds for local mental health resources through the sale of baked goods (in a grayish color scheme)! 

100% of the proceeds (that's all of 'em) will be donated to local mental health resources to increase the availability of free counseling services. We'll have information on hand about some low cost, sliding scale, and free services in case it would help you, your friends, or loved ones. 

Come on down to the learning center (to the right of the front desk) from noon to six and grab a slice of awesome. If you're interested in baking or helping us out (this is a 100% volunteer event) please visit: https://missberlinette.typeform.com/to/SVYq6I and we'll be in touch (also thank you thank you!)

Can't make the event on the 16th? Don't sweat it! We'll be hosting another event with a tracks by Commodore 256 and a gamelan ensemble (YEP!) on May 20th. More on that event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/214046582695684/?active_tab=about

Want to learn more about the Depressed Cake Shop? Visit DepressedCakeShop.com!

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Depressed Cake Shop Whitefish Montana
May
30
10:00 AM10:00

Depressed Cake Shop Whitefish Montana

Visit Spotted Bear Spirits, Park Side Credit Union, and Fleur Bake Shop all day on Wednesday, May 30th to support the Nate Chute Foundation, working to end suicide through awareness and intervention in Montana.  Delicious treats will be available at all three locations!!!!

Spotted Bear Spirits -- 503 Railway, Whitefish, Montana

Park Side Credit Union -- 1300 Baker Avenue, Whitefish, Montana

Flour Bake Shop -- 669 Spokane Avenue, Whitefish, Montana

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Depressed Cake Shop New Mexico Pop-Up
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Depressed Cake Shop New Mexico Pop-Up

Gamelan Encantada
is a percussion ensemble with roots in the gong/metallophone orchestras of Southeast Asia, specifically those of Central Java in Indonesia. In addition to presenting traditional Javanese music, Gamelan Encantada is committed to performing contemporary and experimental music, and in 2011, celebrated their 20th Anniversary with the release of their CD "Oasis in the Desert: New Music from New Mexico."

Frequent past participants in Albuquerque's Festival of Asian Cultures and at various events at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, Gamelan Encantada was also one of the featured local groups at the 2006 Globalquerque World Music Festival, and in 2012 were Artists in Residence at UNM's Composers Symposium. Most recently, they performed with David Felberg, James Holland and Nathan Ukens at the Sunday Chatter Chamber Music Series (on works combining violin, cello and horn with gamelan), in honor of the West Coast composer Lou Harrison, as part of a world-wide celebration of the centennial of his birth. 

Today's concert will focus mainly on pieces by women composers, including a suite of traditional Hebrew songs set to gamelan by Jody Diamond (a leading figure in the American Gamelan scene and one of Lou Harrison's first gamelan teachers), a piece by SFUAD graduate Maria Siino (now a student in composition at Mills College), and a piece by Barbara Benary (of NYC's Gamelan Son of Lion), named after the "hot rolled steel" that forms the keys of the majority of the instruments that Gamelan Encantada will be using in this concert. We will also be premiering a piece written by local composer (and band member) Bob Kasenchak.

Gamelan Encantada is directed by Jenny DeBouzek. Current members are: Oscar Alcala, Sooz Hoffman, Bob Kasenchak, Kristen Keilman, Tessa Martinez, Chris Morosin, Mike Russo, Nathan Smerage, and Devin Williams. 

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The DCS is an international grassroots movement entirely motivated by volunteers who want to make a difference to mental health resources. Local bakers donate melancholy-themed bake goods for the sale, with all proceeds going to support a resource of the organizer's choosing. This event will benefit The Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance, Albuquerque Chapter. 

If you or anyone you know is interested in baking or providing aesthetic for this event please inquire here: https://missberlinette.typeform.com/to/SVYq6I

Often, discussion of mental illness is stigmatized or can be triggering, but the DCS provides a platform which recognizes that mental illness is neither a rarity nor a subject which should remain the burden of the individual behind closed doors.

The Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
http://dbsaalbuquerque.org
is an international non-profit mental health organization dedicated to providing weekly peer support groups for those living with the challenges and triumphs of a mood disorder and related behavioral health and medical health issues. In an environment of mutual understanding, caring, and encouragement, we at DBSA Albuquerque believe every peer has the ability and strength within to empower themselves in their recovery journeys. Peer support is a very important factor in meaningful wellness and recovery for many of those with mental health issues.

Commodore 256
https://m.soundcloud.com/commodore_256
https://meowwolf.com/2018/04/13/meow-files-cathy-laughlin/

$5-10 Suggested Donation

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Depressed Cake Shop London Pop-up
May
16
5:00 PM17:00

Depressed Cake Shop London Pop-up

  • Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre (map)
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This coming Mental Health Awareness Week, join us for Soul Relics Museum's first-ever pop-up photo exhibition at the SGDP art space in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in London!

Come and explore the objects and accompanying stories relating to contributors' times of struggle with mental health issues over wine & cheese, and cakess!!

Soul Relics is a new concept, a new way of storytelling and story-receiving, a new narrative of collective self-exploration and memories. We believe this can foster better understandings of people’s emotions, strengths and resilience and seeks to look beyond the medicalised narrative.

The event:

- The stories

- Wheel of Wellbeing (from South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust) (https://www.wheelofwellbeing.org/)

- Cake sale - Depressed Cake Shop pop-up (http://depressedcakeshop.com) Proceeds will go to McPin Foundation, a mental health research charity

- Wine & Cheese!

- Pianist

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You can also pledge to back the project here: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/69079-soul-relics-museum-exhibition to help raise awareness!

**If you cannot make it to the reception, you can also see the work at the SGDP centre from 9 am - 5 pm on weekdays!**

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Tell us your story, your soul relic! Share your story about mental health to us here: http://soulrelicsmuseum.me/stories

We will add it to our growing collection online and feature it in future exhibitions!**

#youarenotalone #letscreateconversations

#mentalhealth #art #cultureandwellbeing

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Depressed Cake Shop Notting Hill Pop-Up
May
13
2:00 PM14:00

Depressed Cake Shop Notting Hill Pop-Up

Join us for Notting Hill's first Depressed Cake Shop pop-up on May 13th at Books for Cooks! 

The pop-up starts at 2pm and will go until we sell out so come early :)

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Cake is usually there for us on life’s happiest days — birthdays, weddings and other celebratory events.

That is precisely why the mission behind a movement of pop-up “Depressed Cake Shops” has been so successful, with the shops increasingly raising money and awareness for mental health issues across the globe.

Essentially a pro and semi-pro pop-up bake sale, the Depressed Cake Shop idea started in the U.K. a few years back. Emma Thomas, a creative director and public relations specialist, held the original fundraiser, selling cakes that were gray, with at most just one pop of color to symbolize hope.

Soon, the idea spread to countries like Australia, Scotland, India, Malaysia and of course, the United States. San Francisco, Seattle, Houston, Atlanta and Los Angeles have all hosted Depressed Cake Shop sales, too.

Donated baked goods from pros, licensed home bakers and passionate hobbyists are welcome, and they don’t have to be cakes.

We are thrilled to be popping up again in London on May 13th with all proceeds going to Mind. Please join us for beautiful goodies from a variety of the UK's most talented bakers.

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Depressed Cake Shop Scotland
May
12
11:30 AM11:30

Depressed Cake Shop Scotland

Come along to our Depressed Cake Shop/ Cafe and take part in a free taster workshop looking at ways to improve mental health and well being. To ensure a place on the workshops you can email me freda.douglas2@btinternet.com.
Monies raised to Inspiring Life: Evie Douglas Memorial Fund.

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Depressed Cake Shop South Burnett
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Depressed Cake Shop South Burnett

In tandem with the South Burnett Suicide Prevention Group, Depressed Cake Shop po-ups will be happening in Proston and Wondai on Friday 11 May. We need bakers who are willing to donate cakes, cupcakes and sweet treats decorated with grey icing! Drop off in Kingaroy on Thursday 10 May or to the pop up shop on Friday 11 May. Can you help? Please message us to find out more.

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