Empower Your Mental Health Journey with Summit Area YMCA


This May, join the Summit Area YMCA in observing Mental Health Awareness Month with an energizing mix of educational opportunities, inspiring resources, and a fun Mental Health & Wellness Fair on May 19th at the Berkeley Heights YMCA. As we recognize the importance of mental health as a vital component of our overall well-being, we're here to empower and support our community in a fun and engaging way.

As part of our commitment to raising awareness, we're also highlighting World Mental Health Day on October 10th. In preparation for this global event, our website features resources on practicing mindfulness, managing stress, and accessing immediate help in a crisis.

Mental Health & Wellness Fair – May 19, Berkeley Heights YMCA

Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of mental health support and knowledge at our Mental Health & Wellness Fair. The event will feature an exciting lineup of classes, activities, and resources that cater to individuals of all ages. Here's a taste of what's in store:

  • Explore delicious and healthy food options, perfect for those with busy lives
  • Meet our enthusiastic personal trainers and uncover fitness secrets
  • Discover the world of essential oils with our expert, Deepti
  • Energize with a Youth Boot Camp demo for ages 10-14 – Register on our app
  • Connect with your child through a heartwarming parent-child yoga session – Register on our app
  • Experience ultimate relaxation with a Meditation: Yin Yoga class – Register on our app

Date: Friday, May 15
Time: 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Berkeley Heights YMCA 



Fascinating Facts About Mental Health

To make this month even more engaging, we've gathered some captivating facts about mental health to pique your curiosity:

  • Did you know that 1 in 5 adults in the United States experiences mental illness each year? That's around 47 million people!
  • Approximately 50% of mental illnesses begin by the age of 14, emphasizing the importance of early intervention and support.
  • Physical exercise has been proven to help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, making it a natural and accessible remedy for mental health challenges.

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Mental Health Resources and Support

In addition to our Mental Health & Wellness Fair, we invite you to explore our of mental health resources available on our website. We've handpicked a collection of informative links, educational materials, and support options to help you navigate stress, anxiety, and other mental health concerns.

Mental Health Resources


The Summit Area YMCA offers diverse programs and services designed to support mental health and well-being. Whether you participate in our on-site programs, engage with our virtual resources, or connect with our welcoming community, we're here to help you lead a balanced and healthy life.

Join us in celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month and make a positive impact on our community's mental well-being. We can't wait to see you at our Mental Health & Wellness Fair on May 19th, and we encourage you to explore the wealth of resources and educational materials available. Together, let's create a lively, informed, and supportive community.

Questions? Contact:


Tiffany Escott

Mission Advancement & Development Director

(908) 464-8373




In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring, and respect — are integral to everyday operations.

Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling, and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.