Mental Health Connecticut Honors “Mental Illness Awareness Week” With Walk and Voter Registration Event at Independence Center in Waterbury

Staff, program participants, legislators and supporters of Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) held two events on Thursday, October 6 at MHC’s Independence Center in support of national Mental Illness Awareness Week. The beautiful fall day began with MHC’s annual “IC Walk,” a 3.5 mile awareness walk around downtown Waterbury and ended with an event to register… Read more »

Mental Health Connecticut Honors “Mental Illness Awareness Week” in Waterbury with Annual Awareness Walk and Voter Registration Event

Each October, members and staff of Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) and the Independence Center (IC), its recovery resource community program based in Waterbury, gather together with the local community to promote health and wellness while raising awareness around mental health. This year, MHC is also hosting a voter registration event following the walk. The 2016… Read more »

Mental Health Connecticut Trains 20 Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) Facilitators from Across the State, A First for Connecticut

In partnership with the Petit Family Foundation and The Hartford, Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) has provided training and certification for 20 mental health recovery counselors to become the first-ever Connecticut facilitators for Whole Health Action Management (WHAM). WHAM is a peer-led recovery support program delivered by the National Council for Behavioral Health, and supported by… Read more »

One Step at a Time: How One Young Adult is Increasing Mental Health Awareness in Berlin, CT

By: Jacquilyn Davis, Executive Assistant, Mental Health Connecticut Meet Rachel Prior – Residential Support Assistant at HARC and fifth semester student at Goodwin College. Rachel is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Human Services and has a career goal of becoming a Psychologist. She began 2016 by seeking volunteer opportunities with organizations that aligned with her… Read more »