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!

Thanks to our sponsors, exhibitors, and performers

Supporting Sponsors


David Theobald

Sponsors
Douglas Mechanical Services
Fleet Feet Sports – West Hartford
OKAY Industries, Inc.
Paulette Mena
Suburban Stationers

Performers/Speakers
DJ Tony Ramos
MHC’s Write On! program participants
Rep. Catherine Abercrombie (D)
Mayor Mark Kaczynski
Paulette Mena – ZUMBA Instructor

Exhibitors
Beacon Health Options
Community Health Network of CT
Community Mental Health Affiliates
Connecticut Legal Rights Project (CLRP)
Jiffy Journal
Jordan Porco Foundation
NAMI – CT
Straun Health & Wellness
The Triplet Connection
The Village for Families and Children

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