ThriveNYC is an unprecedented commitment by the City of New York to create a mental health system that works for everyone and this weekend the city is inviting the faith community to play a vital role in providing support to those in need.
From May 17th – 20th, thousands of houses of worship from all five boroughs and all fifty states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, will devote their weekend services to honest and supportive conversations about mental illness and substance misuse.
Through the Thrive Together: Weekend for Mental Health, houses of worship and spiritual communities are joining together to
- Break the silence
- End the stigma
- Connect people and families to the resources and care they need.
The goal is that we want everyone suffering to know that they are not alone.
Here are two resources you can use over the Weekend for Mental Health.
- The Thrive Together toolkit that you can use as a resource guide, on mental health and addiction, with your communities
- A hand-out with an overview for participation and resources available free to you. Feel free to post this up on your bulletin board or hand out to your community members.
Please make sure to connect with others and highlight the work you’re doing using the hashtag
Beyond this weekend, ThriveNYC continues to offer Mental Health First Aid trainings to all New Yorkers! If your faith community would like to host a free Mental Health First Aid Training at your location, sign up or find out more HERE