Mental Health Connecticut hosts various events across Connecticut to advocate, educate, and serve our community.
Art of Wellbeing
As Mental Health Connecticut’s annual fundraiser, the Art of Wellbeing explores the various ways in which the Arts impact mental health, contributes to well being, and promotes recovery. While showcasing artists who have used the Arts to promote mental health for the benefit of themselves and their communities, this event also brings together individuals across the state under the common mission of improving mental health for all CT residents.
“The Art of Wellbeing is a great way to raise awareness and empower those who feel stigmatized by being mentally ill, thereby emphasizing MHC’s mission. The personal stories shared by the speakers were very powerful.” – Art of Wellbeing attendee.
Past artists have included actor Joe Pantoliano, television host and author Wes Moore, author Paul Gionfriddo, nationally touring musician Meg Hutchinson, comedian and actor Jamie Kennedy, comedians at Artreach and SeaTea Improv, musician Jimmy Greene, and dancers from the Judy Dworin Performance Project. By sharing their personal stories of how mental health has impacted their lives, the Arts opens a new and relatable dialogue, connecting the audience to the raw and inspiring experiences the artists share. “If I were to sum up this event in one word it would be, ‘Up-lifting’.” – Art of Wellbeing attendee.
Mental health affects everyone and mental health conditions are real, common, and treatable. The Art of Wellbeing brings together supporters of mental wellness to raise funds and awareness to further the mission and values of Mental Health Connecticut. Together we will make a difference.
To learn about the Art of Wellbeing, click here.
In celebration of Mental Illness Awareness Week (the first full week of October) members and staff of MHC’s rehabilitation resource center, the Independence Center (IC), gather together to promote health and wellness while raising awareness around mental health in the Greater Waterbury community. For over 20 years, the IC Walk has brought together MHC staff and clients for a walk around Waterbury’s downtown district and continues to show the community that with the support from staff and peers as well as active participation in program offerings, members can achieve recovery and better engage with their communities.
Please visit our webpage often for up-to-date information on upcoming events.
Art of Wellbeing
The Arts – including writing, poetry, music, painting, sculpture and drama – can be powerful contributors that promote overall health and wellness.
Annual IC Walk
Mental Health Connecticut’s Annual Walk in Waterbury CT, benefiting our Independence Center (IC).
Assist with administrative tasks and external correspondence designed to educate the community about mental health issues, as well as other volunteer positions at our organization.