Mental Health Awareness Month 2024

We are excited to host our annual Mental Health Awareness Month event on May 9th with a special report on the Healthy Teens Minds initiative!

We hope you will join us, IN PERSON, to celebrate eight years of sustained effort to improve the mental health of teens in our region! The morning event will feature a light breakfast with coffee and juice. (Virtual attendance is also an option – Zoom link below.)

Here are the details:


The Healthy Teen Minds Initiative: Celebrating Eight Years of Improving Youth Mental Health


7:00 – 9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 9th, 2024
   – light breakfast, 7:00-7:30 a.m.
   – program, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. 



In Person: Catalpa Health, 4635 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI or
On Zoom:


Healthy Teen Minds, an initiative of The Connection, was launched in 2016 to improve the mental health of youth in Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago counties. 

Fast forward eight years and our team is proud to have developed two successful strategies that are being sustained in the community. They include a region-wide implementation of Sources of Strength, an upstream suicide-prevention program, at area middle and high schools. The second strategy is the development and launch of, a LOCAL mental health service navigation website.

Join us May 9th as we celebrate these accomplishments and share stories of “hope, help and strength” from local teens and their trusted adults who are leading the charge to create positive culture change in their school communities, break stigma and be connectors to help.