Mental Health Awareness Walk & Fair
This May, in celebration of Mental Health Month, Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) is highlighting the journey young adults take toward achieving a healthier self. To kick the month off, we teamed up with Rachel Prior, a student at Goodwin College, to present our first ever Mental Health Awareness Walk & Fair on Sunday, May 7, 2017!
For the Mental Health Awareness Walk & Fair, Rachel and her committee brought together young adults, their families, and friends from across the state to take steps together to improve whole health in a variety of fun and creative ways!
The day included:
- Tunes by DJ Tony Ramos – to pump up our energy for the walk and all morning!
- Free, live performance by Sea Tea Improv
- Readings by MHC’s Write On! program participants
- MHC’s Therapy dog – Jackie Joy
- Food for purchase from Bill’s Mobile Brick Oven
- Wellness activities and information provided by local vendors
Special thanks to Bill’s Mobile Brick Oven for joining us and donating 20% of their day’s profits to MHC!
Douglas Mechanical Services
Fleet Feet Sports – West Hartford
OKAY Industries, Inc.
DJ Tony Ramos
MHC’s Write On! program participants
Rep. Catherine Abercrombie (D)
Mayor Mark Kaczynski
Paulette Mena – ZUMBA Instructor
Beacon Health Options
Community Health Network of CT
Community Mental Health Affiliates
Connecticut Legal Rights Project (CLRP)
Jordan Porco Foundation
NAMI – CT
Straun Health & Wellness
The Triplet Connection
The Village for Families and Children
art of wellbeing
The arts – including writing, poetry, music, painting, sculpture and drama – can be powerful contributors that promote overall health and wellness.
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.