Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) is committed to supporting our communities statewide through educational programs and workplace wellness. We believe education is critical to changing the way in which mental health is perceived and how individuals take action for themselves and loved ones.

We leverage our long-standing expertise of creating environments that support long-term health and wellness in a variety of ways in our community education offerings. From workshops to supporting cultural change in a workplace, MHC helps groups make mental wellness a priority, understand the importance of self-awareness and self-care, learn how to have challenging conversations, and more.

Additional workshops and webinars are available on MHC’s YouTube Channel.

 

Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is a certification course designed for the general public and administered by the National Council for Behavioral Health. 

The course is will increase your knowledge of and modify attitudes towards behavioral health issues, including how to respond to individuals who are experiencing an acute mental health crisis (such as suicidal thoughts and/or behavior, acute stress reaction, panic attacks, and/or psychotic behavior) or are in the early stages of one or more chronic mental health problems (such as depressive, anxiety, and/or psychotic disorders).

Since October 2020, MHC’s trainers have been equipped to provide Mental Health First Aid through online platforms. The course includes two hours of self-administered learning and six hours of virtual classroom time.

To learn more about custom educational offerings or Mental Health First Aid, contact Suzi Craig, at SCraig@mhconn.org.

stigma and discrimination

According to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General:
“Stigmatization of people with mental disorders has persisted throughout history. It is manifested by bias, distrust, stereotyping, fear, embarrassment, anger, and/or avoidance. Stigma leads others to avoid living, socializing or working with, renting to, or employing people with mental disorders, especially severe disorders such as schizophrenia (Penn & Martin, 1998; Corrigan & Penn, 1999). It reduces patients’ access to resources and opportunities (e.g., housing, jobs) and leads to low self-esteem, isolation, and hopelessness. It deters the public from seeking, and wanting to pay for, care. In its most overt and egregious form, stigma results in outright discrimination and abuse. More tragically, it deprives people of their dignity and interferes with their full participation in society.”

Read the full report from the Surgeon General.

about mental health

Mental health and wellness are integral to whole health. However, it is not uncommon for people to experience times in their lives or in the lives of their loved ones when optimal mental health is unattainable. In fact, one in four people will experience a mental illness sometime during their life.

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About Mental Health

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Together we can do more to help individuals with mental health conditions live happy, productive lives. Your one-time, monthly, or annual donation will help drive the mission of MHC. Together we will make a difference.

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