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Shangri-La joins Light the Way for Mental Health Project; 1,000 green bulb distribution underway

Originally created by York County Human Services in York County, Pennsylvania, Shangri-La is bringing the Light the Way for Mental Health Project to Oregon.

The project is simple. During the month of May - Mental Health Health Awareness Month -- place a green light in your home, place of business, school, or church. The green lights placed throughout the community serve as a reminder that mental health matters and that eliminating the stigmas associated with mental illness is necessary for a healthy and vibrant community.

Through partnership with Columbia Bank and West Salem Ace Hardware, Shangri-La will be distributing 1,000 free green bulbs throughout the month of April and early May. Each bulb features project information as well as information aimed at educating the community about mental health and mental illness.

Shangri-La has also created a poster that can be downloaded from the project's webpage and displayed alongside the green bulb.

Shangri-La will be at the following events to distribute free green bulbs while supplies last.

April 9, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

OSU Out of the Darkness Walk

Student Experience Center Plaza 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis OR

April 23, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FAM JAM 2022

Polk County Fairgrounds 520 S Pacific Hwy, Rickreall OR

April 30, 2022 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Salem Saturday Market

Polk County Fairgrounds 865 Marion St SE, Salem OR

May 7, 2022 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eugene Saturday Market

8th and Oak 126 E 8th Ave, Eugene OR

Bulbs are also available at Shangri-La offices in Salem and Eugene during business hours from April 25 - May 6 while supplies last.

Those participating in the Light the Way Project can send photos of their glowing green bulbs to with a first name/business name/organization name and the location of the bulb (city name only). Shangri-La will share the community submitted photos on the project's webpage and Shangri-La's social media throughout the month.



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