NATIONWIDE – Across the country bakeries are trading colorful sprinkles for grey-colored cakes to raise awareness one bite at a time.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, took a delicious approach to get the conversation started.

Bakeries nationwide have volunteered to set up 'Depressed Cake Shops,' where they serve up grey-colored cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other pastries. It’s a sweet way to bring attention to the reality of depression and the resources available to those who are struggling with it.

According to NAMI, one in five Americans struggle with some form of mental illness.

Spectrum News reporter Victoria Maranan spoke with Sweetish Hill Bakery's Jim Murphy about why he decided to participate.