Mental Health ‘check-in’ event at Hotel Vermont

Published: Jan. 9, 2023 at 10:52 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The Hotel Vermont tried to bring mental health to the forefront by hosting a “check-in night” Monday. The event was hosted in partnership with NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Guest speakers, including Miss Vermont 2022, shared their personal experiences navigating mental health. Additionally, attendees participated in a workshop and panel discussion.

Organizers say the goal of “check-in night” was to establish community connections with a variety of local mental health resources.

“It’s really incredible to see, you know, the response to putting this out there. People are really willing to put in the time to learn about this,” said Madison Moore of the Hotel Vermont.

“It’s so important to have open discussions about mental health because it not only increases the awareness of what a large problem this is in not only Vermont but the world,” said Miss Vermont 2022 Alexina Federhen.

The event continues Tuesday with a roundtable discussion including organizations like the Howard Center and HOPE Works.