10 Austin bakeries spark mental health conversations, 1 cupcake at a time

AUSTIN (KXAN) — In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, 10 Austin-area bakeries are helping promote honest conversations surrounding mental health this May — one cupcake at a time.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Central Texas, or NAMI Central Texas, launched its Depressed Cake Shop initiative four years ago as a means of removing the stigmas surrounding mental health conditions. This year, 10 bakeries put their baking skills to the test and crafted homemade sweet treats with elements of gray to highlight the struggles of mental illness, paired with bursts of color that represent sources of healing.

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