Fighting Stigmas on Mental Illness and AAPI Month
Sun, May 16 7:25pm


STMH #10: Fighting Stigmas Associated with Mental Health

Supporting Teen Mental Health

Keep a watch for this recurring series that provides information, guidance, and resources from school staff, community clinicians, and more, assembled by Community of Concern (CoC). For a list of middle and high school counselors and clinicians: click here. For community crisis and mental health resources: click here.


Education & Empathy Are Key

Mental health is equally as important as physical health, and learning to practice self-care and get proper treatment for difficulty and illness related to mental well-being starts by acquiring knowledge and building empathy. Adolescents benefit from having information just as adults do, according to pediatric specialist Dr. Ishrat Quadri, who encourages schools to implement mental health educational programs: View 2-minute video from January webinar


A Resource for Adults - Training in Youth Mental Health First Aid

Register for a free 1-day course to learn how to help a youth who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. For classes offered by Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford (June-Dec) click here and by Hartford Hospital Institute of Living (Sept) click here.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 
In celebration of AAPI month, IAMNOTAVIRUS is hosting a panel discussion with the Director and Producer of "Far East, Deep South" on May 27, 2021 from 7 PM to 8 PM. This beautiful film is streaming all month on PBS. The conversation will center on the film, AAPI history, and how national policies have affected our local CT history.
Special thanks to Connecticut Humanities, Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library, and UCONN AAASI for their support of this event! 
If you're interested in becoming a local community partner of this event, please reach out to Mike Keo.
To register for the panel discussion:
Watch the film here: