It's Well Week, an opportunity to talk about mental health issues across the city's hospitality industry. Led by the organization I'll Have What She's Having, Well Week coincides with National Mental Illness Awareness Week and International Mental Health Day.
The week kicked off on Sunday with the sixth annual Depressed Cake Shop Houston, which raised $11,000 for NAMI Greater Houston and the Montrose Center.
About 400 people attended Depressed Cake Shop at Silver Street Studios. Chefs—including Julia Doran of Nancy's Hustle, Jody Stevens of jodycakes, Ruth Gonzales of Coltivare, and Victoria Dearmond of One Fifth and UB Preserv - baked treats decorated in grays, black, and blues, symbolizing the darkness felt by people struggling with mental health issues. Guests purchased the goods available, while experts from NAMI Greater Houston and the Montrose Center offered assistance to those seeking treatment.
As Well Week continues, depressed cakes are available at restaurants and cafes across the city. For a full list of participating establishments, visit illhavewhatsheshaving.org.
For more information about Depressed Cake Shop, visit depressedcakeshop.com.