Important issues with amusing banter...it's Seriously MENTAL.
The Heart and Mind Connection is kicking off production of; "Seriously MENTAL. with Chris Shaw" a weekly 'Tonight Show' styled web series where comedian and national mental health speaker/advocate Chris Shaw shares his journey through mental illness and addiction as a stand-up comedian for 30 years, and his search to make meaning of the experiences that led him to his mission today. There will definitely be humor and music, as well as messages and stories of positivity, encouragement and optimism.
Every week, Chris will interviews guests that are deeply involved in the mental health world to learn more about their lives, their work, their worlds. Chris will spotlight advocates, doctors, trauma experts, therapists, legislators, and artists to get perspective on wellness, illness, recovery, and stigma.
Join us, won't you?
Stay tuned for where to catch it on Facebook LIVE, YouTube and ZOOM!
TONIGHT'S GUEST: Musician and Advocate Katy Vernon!
UK Ukulele songbird, Katy Vernon is one of the busiest singer/songwriters in MN. Her new record is ‘Suit of Hearts’ and she was name 2020 ‘Best Acoustic Performer’ by City Pages!
Katy will discussing life and work with the non-profit Dissonance.
The Heart and Mind Connection is Minnesota's only Peer-run and veteran-led mental health and substance use recovery, advocacy and awareness 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to develop connection, foster purpose and empower ourselves and others struggling with hope, through education, suicide prevention programming and legislative activism.
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The Steve Rummler HOPE Network (SRHN) is partnering with The Heart and Mind Connection (HAMC) to help improve community access to the life-saving overdose reversal medication, naloxone. As part of the initiative, HAMC will establish a Naloxone Access Point, or NAP, and will maintain and stock naloxone kits and act as a pickup point for individuals across Anoka County. In early 2021, they will also begin providing community overdose prevention training to groups and individuals. For more info, call Chris Shaw at 612-351-2080.