Tay Days & End of Year Celebration

Last week, members of the Wellness Connection Council participated in TAY Days at the Capitol. This year’s three-day free virtual event theme was “Remember, Rebuild, Recover; Healing Through Generations.” The programming embodied this theme as youth participants centered their advocacy through artful expression, workshops/trainings, and panels around empowering and amplifying the voice of transitional age youth (TAY) across the State…

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May

During fall 2020, members of the Mental Wellness Center’s Wellness Connection Council (WCC) launched a monthly blurb in our e-Newsletter. This blurb is written by the Council. May is Mental Health Awareness month, as well as the last month of the council for us at the Wellness Connection! We have taken this month to reflect…

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April

The world can be LOUD, and with so many voices competing for attention, it is important to look inward and find your own voice. That is why during the month of April, the Wellness Connection Council’s campaign “Embrace Your Voice,” focused on exploring our own personal stories as a source of reflection, empowerment, and healing.…

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March

This month at WCC we focused on “Self-Expression” and how it relates to positive mental health. There are so many ways we consciously and unconsciously express ourselves everyday- from the way we dress, to how we speak, who we socialize with, what social media we follow, the activities we participate in, the art we make…

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Healthy Relationships Month

February is Healthy Relationships month for the Wellness Connection Council. In light with our theme, we have partnered with Christy Stillwell from What is LOVE and Bianca Orozco from STESA to learn more about what it means to have healthy friendships and romantic partnerships. We were astonished to learn that nearly half of all teens have experienced some degree…

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A New Year, A New Beginning, A New Hope

As the days get longer and we are rounding the corner toward summer once again, we feel a shift. Our spirits begin to lift and we feel hopeful that things can return to normal, maybe not tomorrow, but soon. Through this pandemic, we have learned so much about ourselves and the world around us… here…

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A Day in the Life of a Quarantined Teen

Life as we know it has changed drastically and although we are all going through this pandemic together, we are each having our own unique experience. As teens, we have the stressors of a normal teens life like the pressures of school, extracurriculars and social dilemmas…and now with the additional restrictions and isolation the pandemic…

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Choose Gratitude

Gratitude isn’t just a word plastered across your favorite mug… it is a PRACTICE! This month the Wellness Connection has taken a deep dive into what gratitude truly means; what it feels like in the body, what it sounds like and how it can transform the little things in life, into moments of magic. We…

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