For the first time ever, Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) is offering a Write on! class focused specifically on young LGBTQIA+ adults ages 18-25. Write On! is a writing and advocacy program for people diagnosed with a mental health condition and/or substance use disorder who want to become powerful storytellers and self-advocates.

If you are selected to participate, you will:

  • advance your skills as a writer
  • learn how to use writing as a therapeutic tool in recovery
  • develop the confidence to share your work at public events or through online media channels
  • become a vital part of educating your community on stigma and mental health
Classes will run virtually via Zoom on Thursdays beginning March 9th and ending April 27th, with a “live” virtual reading on May 4th. Class time will be 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. All interested participants must complete the following application to be considered for entry into the Write On! program. Class size is limited to 25 participants.
Applications will be accepted until Feb. 17th, 2022, apply here.
Janet Reynolds, creator of MHC’s Write On! program and Remi Kyek, MHC’s Chief Experience Officer joined Kristina Benoist to discuss how Write On! is helping people to find their voice. Read the article here.

 

 

This class is offered completely free with support from: