Madison INTO Yellow:

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close

I wrote about it just a few weeks ago, but now it’s here. Madison INTO Yellow returns today and I hope you’ll take some time to consider the very important role mental health plays in all of our lives. As a mama, I am constantly considering all the ways this topic reveals itself to me.

From my own anxiety struggles to the depths of conversations with friends who grapple with depression, or colleagues who combat various personality and social challenges, 1 in 5 Americans has a mental health condition.

We live in a busy and complicated world. It’s important to consider the role mental health plays in our lives, the lives of our children, and it’s overall presence within our communities. I often talk about fulfillment, purpose, and acute awareness, but I sometimes struggle to protect certain parameters that equip and empower me to embrace these things.

Too often society talks about successes instead of struggles. The latter is pivotal in acknowledging and approaching the topic of mental health.

This brings me to fika. I’m hosting a fika at the Madison Community House on Thursday, May 9th from 11 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Come be a part of Madison INTO Yellow and learn about this Swedish tradition the celebrates the power of conversation.

Plus, there’s free coffee, which is the most awesome aspect of any good fika:) Here’s to sunlight, candor, and unashamed conversations. Stay well, Madison.

Katie ZurichComment