"You are Enough:" Colorful signs bring mental health awareness to Gretna

Published: Sep. 20, 2019 at 1:57 PM EDT
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A Pittsylvania County 911 Dispatcher is trying to bring mental health awareness to Gretna. It's happening through a project called "You are Enough."

Holly Boles began "You are Enough" with some paper, colored pencils and gel pens. The drawings turned into several large posters that are now hanging outside Tyler's Flowershop in downtown Gretna.

The signs say things like "Be patient just like a puzzle. It takes time for all of the pieces in your life to come together."

"The wording on those signs means something to people, so we're hoping people don't feel so alone, and know that they are enough and that it's OK to not be OK everyday," said Boles.

Boles is now looking at getting signs with mental health hotlines put up in all county schools.

On Saturday, an event will be held at Tyler's Flowershop at 10 AM to dedicate the signs. Several community members that have personal mental health journeys will speak at the event.

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