Mental Health
It’s OK Not to Be OK: A Chat with Author Shaun D. Hutchinson

It’s OK Not to Be OK: A Chat with Author Shaun D. Hutchinson

At CONNECT Summit County we know that it’s time to get comfortable with someone admitting they’re “not okay”. Our mission is to create a well-informed, stigma-free community with access to mental health resources for all, and Shaun is on a path that aligns with that mission. As an author and speaker, Shaun works to normalize mental health and provide positive mental health representation in his books, in his speaking engagements, and in his life.

In this discussion, Shaun shared his story about attempted suicide, depression and growing up gay in a community that was less than accepting. He found ways to support himself and wishes the same for anyone else experiencing depression and a sense of not-belonging. 

We want YOU to know that it’s safe to discuss how you’re feeling honestly. If you can’t do this with those around you, we’re here to support you through our Peer Navigation Line. This non-crisis line is a place to talk, to find mental health resources, and navigate “the system.” You can share what you’re experiencing whether you are in need of help or you are concerned about a loved one with mental illness. 

Contact our non-crisis Peer Navigation Services. Call or text 435.776.HELP (4357) or email [email protected].



If you would like to read Shaun’s speech, you may do so here 

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