MHC’s Write On! program for young adults is going virtual this spring. We are now accepting applications for the March 2021 classes. This workshop will be held Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Class size is limited to 15. Learn more and apply here.
Created by Janet Reynolds, a writer, publisher, teacher, and mental health advocate; this workshop focuses on young adults (18-29) who are interested in using writing to make sense of the challenges they face, and as a potential way to tell their story and rewrite the next chapter in their lives.
For our participants, Write On! is more than simply a writing workshop. Participants find a supportive and welcoming community where they build real skills which they take with them long after the duration of the program.
Preliminary data collected by the program in 2016 and 2017, in partnership with the University of Hartford’s Center for Social Research, suggested that participants in the program were able to better manage their emotions, were more willing to seek support and receive feedback when they needed it, and overall were more confident and comfortable with themselves.
“Interventions targeting self-stigmatizing beliefs can potentially break the chain of negative events. The Write On! workshop, hosted by Mental Health Connecticut, is one such intervention,” the report notes. You can read the report in its entirety here.
Applications are open now for the March class, join us on this transformational journey. Apply here.
Each Write On! piece is recorded and can be heard on the Telling Tales podcast. To listen to stories from Write On! alumni, find the “Telling Tales” podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor, Google, Breaker, Pocket Casts, and RadioPublic.