The Depressed Cake Shop, a one-day pop-up bakery to encourage conversation about mental-health issues, is happening this Saturday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Capitol Hill's Sole Repair. The goal is simple—and important: Sell gray-colored cakes, cookies, and other treats (all donated by local bakers) to raise awareness of and fight stigmas that often come with mental-health issues. While they look sad on the outside, all the baked goods are colored on the inside to symbolize hope. Proceeds from the event go to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Seattle.
The Depressed Cake Shop began as a one-time event in the UK in 2012, but since then has grown into a series of locally organized, international events in cities such as San Francisco, Atlanta, Glasgow, and Kuala Lumpur. You can find out more about it here.