World Mental Health Day

Join us for World Mental Health Day in October 2022

Howard Center will be connecting to the global world mental health movement and hosting its third annual community-wide recognition and celebration of World Mental Health Day (WMHD) throughout the month of October 2022. WMHD is on October 10 and is 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.

Howard Center wants to ensure that our community has access to the support they need. Mental health support and access for all, everyone, everywhere. Join us for our weekly speaker series at

Please take a look at our one-page columns and resources that address areas of concern for most individuals and families:  Mental Health & Youth Ι Racism & Mental Health Ι Anxiety Ι Depression Ι Social Connection

Videos from our October 2021 WMHD Free Speaker Series

October 7 | Supporting resilience in the face of unrelenting uncertainty.
Simha Ravven, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Howard Center 

Dr. Ravven talks about ways caretakers can care for themselves and support resilience in themselves and others in times of ongoing stress.

October 19 | Good beginnings for the youngest among us.
Liz Mitchell, LICSW, Early Childhood Program Director, Howard Center.

How do we as parents and caregivers support the early childhood years?

October 28 | Compassion fatigue for the whole community. Beth Goss, LCMHC, Director of Client Care and Coordination, Howard Center. 

Beth discusses signs of burnout and other risk factors and help us to identify practical ways to protect and nurture our strengths, better manage our stressors, and find balance in our lives. Click on image below to play full webinar.

Support Howard Center’s World Mental Health Day

If you would like to support our mental health and other programs, please visit our web page. Thank you to our 2021 sponsors: our anonymous Matching Fund donors, White Light Foundation, Marsh McLennan Agency, University of Vermont Medical Center, OnLogic, Ben & Jerry’s, Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group, Community Bank N.A., Union Bank, RE/MAX North Professionals, Burton, SymQuest, Invest EAPTimberlane Dental, Phoenix Books, and United Way of Northwest Vermont

If you’d like to join us in promoting mental health through your online and social media networks, you’ve come to the right place! Head to our Media Kit to find sample messages, logos, handles & hashtags, and more.


Resources and Information

LocalNationalArticles & Publications
First Call For Chittenden County
National Suicide HelplineHoward Center Programs
Vermont Care PartnersNational Council for Behavioral HealthSuicide Prevention Guide
Partners for AccessSAMHSA National HelplineFacts about Depression
Vermont 2-1-1
NAMIMental Health Literacy
COVID Support VTChild Mind InstituteWellness Tips
Pathways VermontRefugee Mental HealthTips for Parents of Teens
VT HelplinkNational Institute of Mental HealthKeeping your home safe
Vermont Department of Mental HealthMental Health AmericaSuddenly You Are Nobody: Vermont Refugees Tell Their Story
AALVDepression & Bipolar Support AllianceColumn: Easing Stress
Society for Adolescent Mental Health and MedicineLGBT National Help CenterVT Department of Mental Health - MHAM Newsletter Week 1
Vermont Suicide Prevention CenterLGBT National Youth TalklineVT Department of Mental Health - MHAM Newsletter Week 2
Vermont Federation of Families for Children's Mental HealthCrisis Text Line
Vermont Family NetworkHELP Poster
UMatter Vermont Youth Suicide Prevention
Pride Center of Vermont
Invest EAP