Local mental health agency A Body & Mind Health Services will host its second annual ‘Hooked on Mental Health’ event Saturday, October 10 at the Caldwell Rotary Pond. Anglers of all ages are invited to participate beginning at 8 a.m. Fishing permits for the event are being provided by Idaho Fish & Game at no cost. Organizer Patrick Fithen hopes to use the event as a platform to promote mental health awareness in the Treasure Valley and highlight the therapeutic benefits of being outdoors.

“Mental health is so important. We have to work together as a community to address it and provide more local resources,” said Fithen, Co-Founder and CEO of A Body & Mind. “We hope this will become an annual celebration and opportunity for the community to gather mental health resources, create healthy relationships, and fall in love with fishing while enjoying what Idaho has to offer.”

Caldwell Rotary Pond is regularly stocked with rainbow trout and is also home to bass and bluegill. There will be lots of fun and prize giveaways, including a fishing rod I donated to the cause. Admission is free and all are welcome!