Duval County

Mental Health Awareness: Community resources from new nonprofit Healing Roots

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — May is mental health awareness month and Action News Jax is focusing on its impact in the city of Jacksonville.

We talked with Healing Roots founder, Katie Wiggins, who turned a tragedy in her own life into a mission to help others, creating Healing Roots.

The new nonprofits’ mission is to provide a safe space for families and individuals who have lost a loved on to homicide.

They help people navigate through the grief that comes with such a traumatic event and offer hope and healing by encouraging anyone to come as they are.

Healing Roots provides individual and group counseling, and access for all to mental health services and resources.

Click here for a list of community resources from Healing Roots.

To learn more about Healing Roots, click here.