Depressed Cake Shop Portland
Important Venue Notes
Depressed Cake Shop is a one-day, pop-up bakery designed to raise awareness of mental illness through the sale of custom-made cakes, cookies, and other treats, all donated by local bakers. These special baked goods are often gray on the outside and colored on the inside, reminding people of the prevalence of emotional and psychological struggles. One in four of us will suffer from, or be touched by, a mental health issue in our lives.
Whether it’s a family member, friend, or co-worker, we all know someone wrestling with depression or anxiety, and the Depressed Cake Shop—now a worldwide grassroots collective—offers a unique platform to talk about mental illness.
At Baby Blues Connection, we focus on the mental health of new and expectant moms. We provide free and confidential support for mothers and families coping with perinatal mood disorders, including depression, anxiety, and stress related to welcoming a child.
“We’re always working to reduce stigma and create a dialogue where parents can express, in a supportive and non-judgmental environment, exactly how they are feeling without shame or blame,” says Angie Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of Baby Blues Connection. “We’ve partnered with Depressed Cake Shop to raise awareness about our common struggles. No one should suffer alone, be it from postpartum depression or any other mental health condition.”