Depressed Cake Shop Brings Suicide Awareness


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Springfield is helping to change the conversation on mental health one delicious treat at a time.

The Depressed Cake Shop was in town for Suicide Awareness Month.

It’s a one-day “pop-up bake sale,” full of yummy baked goods, from cupcakes to fancy cakes.   

It’s designed to raise awareness of local mental health challenges, including suicide prevention efforts.

How does this bake shop work?

Well, you go, you buy and you enjoy.

Then, all the money raised goes to Burrell Behavior Health.

 “Our goal today with depressed cake shop is just to open people’s minds and hearts to mental health just so they can understand what people with mental health illnesses are going through,” Jamie Curry, with Burrell Behavioral Health, said.

This is the very first Depressed Cake Shop held in Missouri.

It went until 8 p.m. Friday at the Event Center at 319 W. Walnut in downtown Springfield.

Among companies participating were The Urban Cup, Tea Bar & Bites, The Coffee Ethic, B + B Boulangerie, Mama Jean’s Natural Market, Metropolitan Farmer, Gilardi’s Restaurant, Prairie Pie and Kim’s BBQ Shack.


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