Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition, as 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. However, everyone is affected or impacted by mental illness through friends and family.

Throughout May, we work to raise awareness for mental health. Each year, we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.

Depressed Cake Shop

The Most Delicious Mental Health Awareness Event of the Year

This May, bakeries around Central Texas are joining forces with NAMI Central Texas to “change the conversation” by featuring special Depressed Cake Shop items in celebration of Mental Health Month. Depressed Cake Shops feature specially decorated baked goods that have an element of gray to signify the gray cloud that can descend over a beautiful world when someone is struggling with mental health issues. Bright colors inside the dessert represent the hope that always continues.


Depressed Cake Shop is finished for 2020. If you are a bakery interested in joining for 2021, please email Christina at [email protected].

2020 Depressed Cake Shop Bakeries

Due to the coronavirus, some bakeries are not able to participate this year and selections will be more limited.

This Mental Health Month, NAMI Central Texas invites you to take a minute a day centered on your mental health. Sign up to receive daily inspiration designed to help you prioritize your mental health throughout May.

What you’ll get:

  • A daily email encouraging you to think about your mental health (or that of loved ones)
  • Inspiration, facts, tips, ideas and laughs
  • Sharable content to encourage others to join you in this mental health journey

We are done for 2020, but you can still view every Mental Health by the Minute prompt!

For Bakeries

It's not too late to join a nationwide effort to increase awareness and encourage mental health conversations in Central Texas.

If you are interested in having your business participate, please contact:

Sharon Guess, Director of Development
[email protected]

For Media

For Media Inquiries, please contact:

Beth Phillips
Bloom Communications
[email protected]