CONNECT Summit County has an exciting line-up of events and resources for Mental Health Awareness Month 2020! New this year: A Virtual Bookclub and downloadable Zoom backgrounds for your teleconferencing needs.
Virtual Bookclub with the Park City Library
We have partnered with the Park City Library to bring you a Virtual Bookclub for Mental Health Awareness Month with 40 titles on everything from poetry memoirs to living with anxiety and depression, to finding hope. See our full reading list here.
Featured book: Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope. Depression and anxiety are now at epidemic levels. Why? New York Times Bestselling author Johann Hari offers a radical new way of thinking about depression and anxiety. The book shows that once we understand the real causes, we can turn to pioneering new solutions – ones that offer real hope. Join us for our virtual bookclub on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. Register here.
Booklist for Kids
Mental health matters for our kids and the Park City Library has recommended some great reads for young children, youth and teens. Some highlights include Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day, The Seventh Most Important Thing and The Teenager’s Guide to Life, the Universe, and Being Awesome. See our full reading booklist for kids here.
Zoom Your Way to Ending Stigma
Video conferencing services are becoming hugely popular, as they allow you to virtually meet with others when in-person conversations aren’t possible. For Zoom, this has led to the discovery of its virtual background feature. To help us end stigma and bring awareness to mental health in May, please consider downloading these backgrounds for your next conference call. The process is simple:
- Download the background of your choice (simply open and save). Better yet, download a few options, in case you want to switch them out.
- After you sign into a Zoom call, look for an icon that says “Stop video” in the bottom left corner of the window. Click the arrow to the right side of it, and select “Choose a virtual background.”
- Upload as many backgrounds as you’d like, and switch them whenever you please.
Thank you for helping us end the stigma of mental illness! Please see our event calendar for our full line-up of events for Mental Health Awareness Month.