Commissioners recognize Mental Health Awareness Month & National Prevention Week

Mental Health Awareness Month
The Pike County Commissioners, at their meeting on May 3, 2023, passed Resolution No. 23-24, recognizing May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

Mary Beth Koniarski, a volunteer from National Alliance on Mental Illness Northeast Region PA (NAMI), attended the meeting to discuss the topic of mental illness and share local resources available in Pike County.

Support Groups

On the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, there is a support group for individuals who care for those who live with mental illnesses. The group meets at Grandma Goldsack’s Bakery at 6:00 pm.

The Connections Group, a group for individuals who live with mental illness, meets on the third Wednesday of the month, at 6:00 pm at Grandma Goldsack’s Bakery.

Both groups operate in-person and via Zoom. Please contact for Zoom Meeting details.

Additional groups operate in the surrounding counties. Visit for more information.

National Prevention Week

At the May 3, 2023 Commissioners Meeting, the Commissioners also passed the National Prevention Week Resolution.

National Prevention Week, May 7-13, 2023, aims to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health.

Staff from Carbon Monroe Pike Drug and Alcohol Commission (CMP D&A) attended the meeting to share details on some of the community outreach provided by CMP D&A.

Photo Id: Commissioner Tony Waldron, Mary Beth Koniarski, Elaine Tucker, Commissioner Schmalzle, Shannon Wisniewski, Commissioner Osterberg, Carol Kneier, and Rob Mikulski.