Ozark to hold Aware Fair to combat stigma toward mental illness

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OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — The city of Ozark is taking on the stigma of children’s mental health with its first Aware Fair on the Square.

Residents and visitors can expect free rides and games for kids with different mental health needs.

There will also be resources parents can use to help their children’s mental health.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and after the pandemic, many parents may be looking for help.

“Even as agencies and as a school system, we all need each other so this Aware Fair is to celebrate and get away from the stigma of children’s mental health awareness, mental health,” said Laura Bruce, mental health services coordinator for Ozark City Schools. “You want to be mentally healthy.”

The fair begins at 9 a.m. this Saturday and will include a hot dog eating contest sponsored by Sonic.

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