By Terry Kovarik
Look down five doors in any neighborhood in any community in Door or Kewaunee County and you may be looking at someone dealing with mental illness. The National Association of Mental Health says one in five people is impacted by such issues, including their families. Seth Wiederanders is a Certified Peer Specialist at JAK’s Place, a resource center for people and families impacted by mental illness. Wiederanders says the center provides a good first step to linking those in need with the right resources.
Wiederanders also says people need to rethink some preconceived notions about mental illness.
JAK’s Place is a community resource for those affected by mental illness, encouraging a caring atmosphere focused on hopes, needs, goals and gifts of the people who come to the center on Rhode Island Street in Sturgeon Bay. You can find out more on JAK’s Place by clicking here