annual IC walk
Each October, members and staff of Mental Health Connecticut’s (MHC) rehabilitation resource center, the Independence Center (IC), gather together to promote health and wellness while raising awareness around mental health in the Greater Waterbury community. For over 20 years, these individuals have held the Annual IC Walk during the first week in October in conjunction with Mental Illness Awareness Week. The event brings together MHC staff, program participants, and local partners for a walk around Waterbury’s downtown district to raise awareness about the importance of making mental health a priority.

At this time, we are monitoring the guidelines and regulations of the CDC, WHO, and local government for the timeframe of the 2020 walk date (Thursday, October 8). To ensure that any plans for the IC Walk are done safely and in accordance with the current regulations, we will hold any announcements until September 2020 for this year’s IC Walk. Updates will be posted to this site and share on social media (@MentalHealthCT).

virtual walk
In the meantime, we are excited to announce that MHC, an official Silver Charity of the Eversource Hartford Marathon, will cover the registration cost of all interested IC members and MHC program participants who wish to participate in the 2020 Virtual Eversource Hartford Marathon (October 8-11, 2020). In the event that the IC Walk is unable to take place in 2020, this provides a virtual alternative for our participants to “move with purpose” in the safety of their own homes and communities. MHC will register interested participants for the Virtual 5K, Virtual 10K, Virtual Half marathon, or Virtual Full Marathon as a part of Team MHC ($25 per person).

In order to register all interested program participants, we are counting on the generosity of our donors to help us cover this cost. Please join us in making a donation today! To learn more and to make a donation, visit

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