Howard Center presents October events for World Mental Health Day on 10.10.20

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Howard Center presents October events for World Mental Health Day on 10.10.20

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 11:03am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Howard Center will be connecting to the global world mental health movement and hosting its first annual community-wide recognition and celebration of World Mental Health Day (WMHD) on October 10 with a free and open to the public weekly speaker series throughout October. It’s an opportunity for community education and engagement to reduce stigma, raise awareness, and to connect to the global movement to ensure our communities have access to mental health supports when they are needed.

This year’s 2020 theme is Greater Investment Greater Access – Mental Health Supports for All—Everyone, Everywhere. In the coming months, we anticipate the pandemic will continue to exacerbate mental health and substance use needs in our community, and Howard Center wants to ensure that members of the community have access to the support they need.

Please join us for our free weekly speaker series:

October 7, 3 pm - 4 pm | ‘We are All in This Together’– Social Connection and Resilience During COVID-19 |with Charlotte McCorkel, LICSW and Leslie Nelson.

October 13, 6 pm - 7:15 pm | Bassey Ikpi  | I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying | A moderated conversation | Bassey Ikpi, a Nigerian-American immigrant and New York Times bestselling author of I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying, will speak about her life experiences including living with a mental illness, parenting, and working. Discussion will be moderated by Dr. Jude Smith Rachele.

October 20, 12 - 1 pm | Parenting and Education During COVID—Building Family Resilience During Times of Toxic Stress |Cara Gleason Krebs, LICSW, Feyza Basoglu, MD plus panel   

October 26, 11 am – 12 pm | Exercise and Other ‘Leisure Activities’ and Mental Health |

John Koutras, MD

All of the events in the speaker series will be held via Zoom webinar and advance registration is required. Visit  for more information, resources, our media kit, and to register for the October events.  Please contact for more information.

ABOUT HOWARD CENTER: Howard Center has a long and rich history as a trusted provider in the community. With a legacy spanning more than 150 years, we have been providing progressive, compassionate, high-quality care and supports to those in need. Today, we offer an array of exemplary mental health, substance use, and developmental services across the lifespan. As Vermont’s largest social service organization, our 1,600 staff help more than 16,000 people each year in over 60 locations throughout Vermont in collaboration with hundreds of community partners. Howard Center’s 24/7/365 crisis service, First Call for Chittenden County, is available to meet the needs of Chittenden County children, adults, and families in crisis by calling 802-488-7777. Help is here. A United Way of Northwest Vermont Funded Agency.

Source: Burlington, VT—Howard Center