Cards of Care promotes kindness during Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted at 9:42 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 22:49:14-04

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — A new project in Franklin called Cards of Care is helping to promote kindness throughout the city and the mid-state.

Inside a yellow house near the Franklin City Hall are free cards of encouragement. They're are for anyone to take for themselves or to give to someone else.

"The whole point is let's get back to the basics and that's our words. I think that small notes of love and encouragement can really go a long way and that's why we incorporated that in the name of the project and wanted that tangible aspect of it," said Carmen Stanek with Williamson Young Professionals.

The group unveiled the project in May, which is Mental Health Awareness month.

Katherine Hofstetter says you never know what someone you pass on the street is dealing with. she's a licensed therapist at the Refuge Center counseling services.

"Theres a quote that says everybody is fighting a battle so be kind. A note might just have the words someone needs that day or hope on the other side," said Hofstetter.

If you get a card, they want you to tag them on social media, so take a pic and post: #CardsofCare615 on Facebook and Instagram.