In less than three years, CONNECT Summit County has grown from a few individuals frustrated in our efforts to find mental health services for our loved ones to a driving force as the people’s voice for mental health in our community.
OUR MISSION – To create a well-educated and stigma-free community with access to mental health services for all.
YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO CONNECT SUPPORT –
- Our educational programming. During May Mental Health Month we ‘connect hearts and minds’ with nationally recognized speakers, films, and panel discussions that drew an attendance of over 2500 in 2018. Topics impact all ages, from Post-Partum Moms to Brain Healthy Older Adults, with a special emphasis on the mental wellness of our children. Your gift will insure that we maintain the high quality of programming throughout the year, providing invaluable information and sparking the community conversation around mental health.
- Our Outreach. In the throes of a mental health crisis, people do not know where to turn for help. CONNECT responded by developing the first ever online Mental Health Resources Directory for Summit County. Your gift will enable CONNECT to help more people navigate the system with peer support and individual assistance.
- Our Advocacy. CONNECT’s deep and intimate understanding of our community’s mental health needs comes from our own lived experiences, our work on behalf of Summit County families, and the knowledge we have gained while educating others. It gives our voice authenticity and power when we work with other non-profits and the government to champion new services. Your gift keeps our voice strong!
The community conversation that CONNECT jumpstarted has moved mental health issues out of the shadows to become a priority in Summit County. However, the stigma of mental illness is deeply ingrained in society and battling it will be a marathon, not a sprint.
The community conversation that CONNECT jumpstarted has moved mental health issues out of the shadows to become a priority in Summit County. However, the stigma of mental illness is deeply ingrained in society and battling it will be a marathon, not a sprint. Your support sustains CONNECT for the long run! Thanks!
Please mail your contribution to the address below.