August 10, 2020
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The Connecticut Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), in collaboration with local-nonprofit Toivo, are excited to announce a series of mindful outdoor experiences in local and state parks. DMHAS Commissioner Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon and DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes will participate in the first virtual wellness event at Kettletown State Park in Southbury on Monday, August 10th, 2020 at 10am.
The event, which will be live-streamed on Facebook, is part of an effort to promote the mental health benefits of the outdoors and nature. This will be the first of a series of live-streamed mindful outdoor experiences that will occur this summer at parks throughout the state. The interagency collaboration will offer tools to manage stress and will promote mental and physical health while connecting with nature and enjoying the beauty of our state while maintaining safe social distancing.