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!
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:
Organizations Involved in 2020!
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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
Boston Children's Hospital
Pam Garramone, Happiness Speaker
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!