art of wellbeing
An Evening of Jazz, Hope, and Healing
Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) held its Fifth Annual Art of Wellbeing: An Evening of Jazz, Hope, and Healing on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at The Cabaret Theatre of Mohegan Sun. With 115 in attendance, this powerful event made a strong impact on event goers.
“…What an awesome event you held on Saturday, the Art of Wellbeing at its finest! The entertainment, discussion and cause were so beautifully woven together. It was inspiring and what a superb venue! Thanks so much!” – Kristie Barber, KTP Co-Chair, Executive Director of Region II Regional Mental Health Board
It also made an impact on one of our featured guests, Nelba Márquez-Greene:
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This year’s event featured special guests Jimmy Greene and Nelba Márquez-Greene, two inspirational and remarkable members of the Connecticut community. Jimmy and Nelba are the parents of Ana Grace whose life was taken during the tragedy in Sandy Hook on December 14, 2012. Connecticut-born, jazz musician Jimmy Greene and his quartet, played music from his recent Grammy® nominated release. Through an intimate discussion, led by New England News Collaborative and WNPR’s John Dankosky, Jimmy and Nelba shared their experience of the power of healing through music and personal expression and how the Márquez-Greene family promotes love, connection, and community to honor their daughter, care for their son, rebuild their lives, and impact the lives of those around them.
Nelba also shared the good works of The Ana Grace Project, a nonprofit where the family’s slogan of “Love Wins” has become a powerful force for changing thousands of lives in our schools and communities. MHC has committed to donating a portion of all net proceeds to The Ana Grace Project through this event.
Mental Health Connecticut’s Independence Center will hosts its annual IC Walk during the first week in October in conjunction with Mental Illness Awareness Week.
Mental Health Connecticut hosts various events across Connecticut to advocate, educate, and serve our community.
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.