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Waltham’s 2nd Mental Health Awareness Event

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free
A day of mental wellness activities to break the stigma and raise awareness. Join us for food, activities, dancing, networking and more!

About this event

Beautifully Simply You and Waltham Partnership for Youth are excited to host Waltham’s 2nd Annual Mental Health Awareness Event on September 18 (Rain date September 19) from 11-3 on Waltham Common!

 

In 2019, we had over 30 mental health organizations with resource tables, several mental health and wellness activities and art projects, yoga, zumba, and several informative workshops! We are excited to do it all over again, showcasing two of the biggest hits from last year, the self-love garden and “If You Truly Knew Me Wall” again and lots of new activities as well! There will also be food, music, dancing and opportunities to learn about resources in the community!

 

We will also host 4 workshops throughout the event:

Minding Your Mind Youth Speaker 11:15 AM-12:00 PM: A powerful message of inspiration and hope based on a youth’s experience coping with their mental health issues. A real life account aims to reduce stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues.

7 Ways to Feel Happier, Instantly! Pam Garramone, M.Ed. Positive Psychology Speaker, 12:15-1:00 PM: In this interactive presentation, participants learn about Positive Psychology, the Science of Happiness, and how happiness can give you the advantage you seek in your work and personal life. Participants learn practical, science-based strategies to increase their productivity, joy, happiness and wellbeing. When we feel better, we do better. Learn how to capitalize on the happiness advantage to improve performance and maximize potential for yourself and your relationships at work and home.

Mindfulness Workshop, Minding Your Mind 1:15-2:00 PM: Expert mindfulness instructor, Linda Price, introduces the benefits of mindfulness and teaches individuals specific practice to create an environment that promotes productivity, reduces stress and anxiety, and teaches the value of focus and resilience. Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to and relating with what is happening around us, moment by moment. While the practice may sound simple, its effect can be profound.

Samaritans Suicide Prevention Workshop 2:15-3:00 PM: In Massachusetts, more than 600 people die by suicide each year – one person every 15 hours. Do you know how to help someone in crisis? With the help of Samaritans’ suicide prevention workshop, you will learn about risk factors, resiliency, and how to befriend those in need.

 

Want to get involved?

You can find out how to sign up to volunteer, attend a workshop, host a resource table or be an event sponsor all on our event website: http://bit.ly/NotAloneInWaltham

Together, we can break the stigma, empower others to get help, and remind others that we are never alone. We look forward to seeing you in September!

 

#NotAloneinWaltham

 

A very special thank you for funding received from the Mass Cultural Council Grant that has made this event possible!

Thank you to our sponsors: Boston Children’s Hospital, Wims & Associates, Advocates & American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Pam Garramone, Jessica Foley, LMHC, Flush Toilet Services, Hannaford Supermarket, Hope Ave Therapy, and Lilia Flores

 

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Venue

Waltham City Hall
610 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02452
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