PITTSBURG — Crawford County Mental Health gathered resources for the mind, body and soul into the Robert W. Plaster Center for its Brighter Days Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Day on Saturday.

The event not only had resources for the community but also a 5k run or walk, Zumba-thon, art contest and more.

CCMH Director of Personnel and Marketing Heather Spaur said the main goal of the event is to raise awareness for mental health through the activities and provide resources available to help with mental health to the community.

One of these resources was Riggs Chiropractic. Chiropractic Assistant Megan Davis was at the event with a MyoVision device which measures muscle tension in the spine and misalignment.

“If you don’t feel good physically, you might be less likely to be active in community activities which you could have enjoyed,” she said.

CCMH Director Michael Ehling said art is part of self expression which is way for people to express what they cannot put into words.

“It is a creative outlet,” he said. “They do not have to keep things inside.”

During the Zumba-thon people of all ages danced, smiled and sang along to the music.

“This is great awareness opportunity for mental health,” Pittsburg Resident Victoria Hensley said as watched her daughters Zumba dance.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on twitter @pittstephpotter.