Journey Church and iMatter Foundation provide mental health services in the southern part

HORSHEADS, NY (WETM) – It all started with Journey Church and the iMatter Foundation having a vision to provide support to the community.

“Everything we do is about spiritual health. It’s a matter of emotional and physical health, but mental health plays a big role because it has to do with the mind. It’s where we make all of our decisions,” said Scott Lowmaster, Founder of the iMatter Foundation.

At the Journey Center, the I Matter Foundation offers activities and services to uplift the community in multiple areas of mental health.

“Nutrition, you know what you do with your life, your purpose. Believe it or not. If you can give someone something positive to focus on in the future,” Lowmaster said.

The church center opened in September to bring neighbors together and show them that they matter above all else.

“Our coaches are there to help them navigate what they need to be healthy in body, mind and spirit,” Lowmaster said.

The Chemung County Human Resources Department shared that your mental health is just as important as physical health. You have to take care of both.

“Ask your school, as you know, school guidance counselors as teachers, and for adults, definitely, you know, contact the county mental health clinic in your community,” said said Brian Hart, Chemung County Human Resources Commissioner.

This Saturday, neighbors will gather in Eldridge Park to raise awareness about mental health issues.

“We want people to know that you know the issues and how to get information easily,” Hart said.

The 15th annual Walk A Mile In My Shoes community-wide suicide awareness event takes place on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Eldridge Park beginning at 11 a.m. For more details, visit their website.

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