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Mental Health Education

We believe clients and their families will best be served if, as a community, we talk about and learn about mental illness.

Part of HopeWay’s mission is to “build awareness and acceptance through education.” Central to fulfilling this part of our mission is the George C. Covington Library and Educational Program established for HopeWay by George’s family and friends.

The Covington Library supports our holistic approach by providing further access to education about mental illness and recovery.  The Educational Program allows us to provide valuable events that broaden the scope of impact into the larger community. The Covington Educational Program also provides critical resources to support ongoing community outreach, awareness, and help reduce stigmas associated with mental illness.

Every year, we host a specific educational event open to the public. In 2021, we welcomed Dr. Jennifer Ashton to campus to speak about the importance of self-care. We had about 2,000 people tune in virtually to join the conversation. 

In the past, we have hosted other renowned guest speakers, such as ABC News journalist and author of 10% Happier Dan Harris, suicide survivor and author Kevin Hines and counselor/stand-up comedian David Granirer.

 

At HopeWay, we are working with community partners to educate the community and reduce the stigma associated with mental illnesses. We believe that it is crucial to start talking about mental health issues as brain diseases. These illnesses affect one in four families, and the community needs similar support to what is given to people living with cancer, diabetes or any other chronic medical issue.

Events

In addition to our annual Covington event, we host a variety of educational workshops at HopeWay. These can be smaller, more intimate events for clients and families, or designed to provide topical education for providers in our community. Our goal is to provide information and resources for those in need. 

Are you interested in collaborating with HopeWay to provide an educational event about mental illness? Contact Dr. Tom Gettelman.