may is mental health month
Mental Health Month was started in 1949 by Mental Health Connecticut’s national affiliate, Mental Health America, to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. This May, MHC is celebrating its 110th anniversary (May 6, 2018) and we invite you to celebrate with us!

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A summary of all activities is listed below.

#Be1of110 Fundraisers
Mental Health Awareness Month Kickoff Hike #Be1of110 fundraiser – #Be1of110 Champion, Laureen G. invites you to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month on a leisurely hike up Talcott Mountain on May 5th (rain date May 6th) from 10:30 – 1:00 p.m. Hikers will meet at the Talcott Mountain State Park Trail head (by the sign and main trail). Recommended donation is $10.00 and more would be humbly appreciated (please bring to event or donate to Laureen’s fundraiser page at https://mhconn.networkforgood.com/projects/49126-laureen-guerriero-s-fundraiser. A ‘Mindfully Wine’ Happy Birthday Toast to MHC’s 110th year at the Top is included. Bring your own water bottle and snacks. Questions? Contact: Laureen Guerriero @ 860-836-4580.

#Be1of110 UConn Coast to Coast Chipotle Fundraiser—Visit Chiptole on May 14 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. and tell the cashier you are supporting the “UConn Coast to Coast fundraiser” and 50% of the proceeds from your order will be donated to MHC! For an event flier, click here. Visit www.mhconn.org/UConn to learn more about this #Be1of110 Team.

#Be1of110 Good Vibes Tribe Fundraiser – Join the Good Vibes Tribe Team for a night of music and movement at La Bella Vista in Waterbury on May 17th. Tickets are $50 per person and all proceeds go to MHC for the #Be1of110 campaign. For more info and to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-and-movement-night-tickets-43486723962.

Mind & Body Wellness Fair
Join us for our second annual wellness fair on May 21st at the YG Club of Dunkin Donuts Park from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. Enjoy free yoga, massage, and martial arts demos, participate in our community art project, enjoy great music, dancing, and more! This is event is FREE! Text the word “WellnessFair” to 51555 to register or visit www.mhconn.org/fair

Telling Tales
Join us at Sea Tea Improv Theatre in Hartford on May 3rd for an evening of powerful story telling from this year’s Write On! program participants. MHC’s Write On! program is a writing workshop that teaches individuals with diagnosed mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders to find their voice and write their truth as mental health advocates. Visit www.mhconn.org/tellingtales to learn more and to register.

Mental Health First Aid Trainings
Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. To register, visit www.mhconn.org/FirstAid

NAMI Walk
Join Team Mental Health Connecticut at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT on May 19th as we walk with fellow mental health advocates, spreading awareness about the importance of mental health. Visit http://www.namict.org for more information.