Roadmap Brewing Co. is joining the fight against mental health stigmas. The company is doing that in a sizable way. They have, in fact, raised almost $11,000 through the Things We Don’t Say: Craft Beer for Mental Health Initiative. Mental health includes what is our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. In fact, it affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Therefore, mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence throughout adulthood.
Roadmap Brewing Co. Want to do Their Part to Help Break the Shame Around Mental Health
Therefore, the downtown-area business is joining forces with other beer makers across the globe. They want to release a special joint IPA as part of the program. This would be a call to arms so to speak to the independent brewers to, in fact, “smash the stigma surrounding mental health.”’
Personal Cause for Owner Dustin Baker
Moreover, the cause is a personal one for Roadmap owner Dustin Baker. His childhood best friend Chase did suffer from depression and then he took his own life at the age of 12. This global mental health initiative is a benefit to all San Antonians in these unprecedented times especially with the devastating pandemic of COVID-19 where the most vulnerable had to isolate themselves during the mandatory state lockdowns.
Then in a Facebook post on Monday, Baker announced the Roadmap raised $10,876 to split between nonprofits Hope For the Day and Solace House. They offer free mental health services to help prevent suicide. Solace House was chosing by Chase’s family to be one of the beneficiaries.
Keeping the Conversation Going
“Moreover, we may be sold out of TWDS, however, but their work really isn’t ending there. In fact, this conversation needs to be had. As a result, we encourage you to continue to move it forward,” Baker said in his post. “If you or someone you know is going through anything, please know and remember that ‘It’s Okay Not To Be Okay.’”