Each May for Mental Health Awareness Month, Tara’s Closet hosts an annual event to raise awareness and help break the stigma that surrounds mental health.
One in five Americans will experience mental illness in their lifetime; it’s a reality of life that affects us all. The Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 amplified the struggles we all face and made it clear just how much we need to work together to eliminate the stigma related to seeking help and support for mental health services.
It is important to recognize that mental illness does not discriminate. It affects people of all ages, races, religions, socioeconomic, and demographic profiles. It is likely that each one of us knows someone who is suffering from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or some other mental health concern.
This issue is too big for any of us to fix alone. It will take all of us, corporate and community partners, nonprofits, and people like you, working together to end the stigma around mental health and break down barriers to mental health support.
Below you will find information about past Tara’s Closet Mental Health Awareness events.
To check out Tara’s Talks Mental Health Community Conversations, visit jfshartford.org/TaraTalks