Building Up The Waltham Community by Breaking Down Stigma


DUE TO COVID-19, THE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS EVENT IS POSTPONED. DATE TBD, CHECK BACK HERE FOR UPDATES

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, Ivy Watts, Founder of Beautifully Simply You, and Waltham Partnership for Youth are excited to announce Waltham's 2nd annual Mental Health Awareness Event on May 16, 2020 from 11AM-3PM (Rain Date May 17, 2020, 11AM-3PM). DATE POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD

Join us for a day full of food, music and interactive and fun mental wellness games/activities! You will be able to learn about all of the amazing organizations and mental health resources in Waltham and throughout Massachusetts. There will also be wellness workshops to learn more about mental health and have a chance to ask questions to clinicians and mental health professionals!

Last year we had over 34 organizations showcasing their resources, and we had zumba, yoga, a self-love garden, photobooth, music, dancing, and so much more! We are excited to show you what is in store this year to help raise awareness and spread mental wellness!

Sign Up Coming soon!

Ways to Volunteer/Host a Resource Table

Need Help right now?

In the event of a mental health emergency you can go to your local Hospital's Emergency Department or call 911.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline : Call 1-800-273-8255 suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Samaritans Hotline: (877) 870-4673 samaritanshope.org/

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.


MBTA Directions to the Commons:

Use the below links to enter your starting point for directions to the following below addresses:

MBTA Directions to Waltham Commons: 610 Main Street, Waltham MA 02452

MBTA Directions to Waltham Government Center: 119 School Street, Waltham MA 02452


Organizations Involved in 2020!

Caregiver Homes

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

NAMI

Advocates

Dr. Bonnie Wims & Associates

Department of Children & Families

Charles River Health

Hope Ave Therapy

Families for Depression Awareness

Health Care for All

Mindful + Melanated

Waltham Public Library

Nutrition Rewired

Boston Children's Hospital

Pam Garramone, Happiness Speaker

Bliss Brain

Jessica Foley, Psychotherapy for Women

McLean Center for Depression and Stress Research


A special thank you to our sponsors!

Want to sponsor or be involved? Head to this link!


Thank you to Waltham Cultural Council for granting us with funding for this year's event!