Month: August 2021

National Grief Awareness Day

Contributions by: Brayden Ransom, Mental Health Connecticut’s Marketing and Communication Assistant, John Woods, and Patricia Seaver (Griffin) National Grief Awareness Day, founded by Angie Cartwright in 2014, hopes to encourage open communication on loss, raise awareness of the myriad ways in which individuals cope with loss, and better inform the public on the facts of… Read more »

Mending Art Joined Litchfield Hills Creative Festival

On August 14th, hundreds of people came out to enjoy the first ever Litchfield Hills Creative Festival! The festival included a Local Art Fair at Franklin Plaza, live outdoor music at Coe Park (sponsored by Red Room Sound Studio & the Warner Theatre), open artist studios, theatre performances, circus and movement, book signings, delicious food… Read more »

MHC partners with National Mental Health Awareness Campaign IDONTMIND to offer Write On! Worldwide

Mental Health America’s IDONTMIND campaign and Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) have joined forces to offer MHC’s Write On! program across the U.S. and beyond through a free nine-week virtual writing workshop. The nine-week virtual writing workshop is based on the idea that writing and community support can be powerful tools in the self-discovery journey. Modeled after… Read more »

Tour For Life 2021

Contributed by: Kenny Mercer This August, CT-based Full Blast Booking presents Tour for Life, a mental health and suicide prevention live music charity tour of New England. Full Blast Booking owner Kenny Mercer, partnered with Mental Health CT to present this tour in 2019, sometime after his friend Alex took his own life. He wanted to… Read more »

Catch up with GROW

Contributed by: Lori Mossberg GROW (Growing, Recovery, and Opportunities for Wellness) began as a vision for Mental Health Connecticut in 2017. Since it’s creation, we’ve developed into a year-round horticultural therapy program for any and all participants who would like to be part of growing, sharing, and taking part in healthy horticultural activities. Since March… Read more »