Howard Center Raises Awareness of Mental Health this October

Howard Center will be connecting to the global world mental health movement and hosting its second annual community-wide recognition and celebration of World Mental Health Day (WMHD) with events throughout the month of October. This year WMHD is on October 10 and is an opportunity for community education and engagement to reduce stigma and raise awareness about topics related to mental health.

Please join us for our free and open to the public virtual speaker series. All sessions are followed by a question & answer period. Our 2021 sessions in our free speaker series are on-line Zoom webinars and advance registration is free but required at

October 7, 12:00 to 1:00pmSupporting resilience in the face of unrelenting uncertainty with Simha Ravven, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Howard Center. Click to register.

October 13, 4:00 to 5:15pmA conversation with nationally known, best-selling author, host, and educator Ashley C. Ford moderated by Jude Smith Rachele, Ph.D., about Ford’s New York Times best-selling memoir, Somebody’s Daughter, published by Flatiron Books in June 2021. Ford will also share her perspectives on current topics like mental health, diversity, equity, inclusion, LGBTQIA+, and race. Click to register.

October 19, 3:00 to 4:00pmGood beginnings for the youngest among us. How do we as parents and caregivers support the early childhood years? With Liz Mitchell, LICSW, Early Childhood Program Director, Howard Center. Click to register.

October 28, 1:00 to 2:30pmCompassion fatigue for the whole community with Beth Goss, LCMHC, Director of Client Care and Coordination, Howard Center. Click to register.

All events in the speaker series will be held via zoom. Howard Center will also be set up on the Church Street Marketplace (near City Hall) on WMHD, October 10 from 11:00am – 2:00pm providing information and resources and raising awareness about mental health. Howard Center’s World Mental Health Day and October events are generously supported by many individuals, businesses, and foundations.

Visit  for more information, resources, and to register for the October events. Please contact for more information.

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