World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is October 10, 2021

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) throughout the month of October 2021. This year 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.

In the coming months, we anticipate the pandemic will exacerbate mental health and substance use in our community, and 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 Anxiety Ι Depression Ι Social Connection

Free and Open to the Public October Virtual Speaker Series:

To purchase Bassey Ikpi’s book “I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying”, please visit the Phoenix Books website.

Support Howard Center’s World Mental Health Day

If you would like to support this initiative by Howard Center by sponsoring the event, click here to find out how.  If you would like to support our mental health and other programs, please visit our web page. Thank you to our sponsors Hannaford, Seventh Generation, Burton, BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont, Marsh & McLennan Agency, Invest EAP, Ben & Jerry’s, and Timberlane Dental Group.

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 HealthTips for Parents of Teens
VT HelplinkNational Institute of Mental HealthKeeping your home safe
Vermont Department of Mental HealthMental Health AmericaDaily Routines and Family Life
AALVDepression & Bipolar Support AllianceCoping with COVID-19
Society for Adolescent Metal Health and MedicineLGBT National Help CenterColumn: Easing Stress
Vermont Suicide Prevention CenterLGBT National Youth TalklineWhen reality breaks from us: lived experience wisdom in the Covid-19 era
Vermont Federation of Families for Children's Mental HealthCrisis Text LineSuddenly You Are Nobody: Vermont Refugees Tell Their Story
Vermont Family Network
UMatter Vermont Youth Suicide Prevention ASL & Translations
Pride Center of Vermont “Preparing for what comes after” by Howard Center CEO Bob Bick
Invest EAP