Community Engagement

Partners in Mental Health

What does it look like when a community prioritizes mental health?  For starters, volunteers come together to pack coping kits, schools make room to talk about mental health, and businesses offer a place for difficult conversations.

When we all come together, we create a place where people feel supported, seen, and validated... and everyone knows they are enough just as they are.

Thank you to all of our community partners who help us put mental health first!  We could't do it without you.  Here's a look at some of the work we've done together.

My Red Said

Start the Conversation Here

For three years in a row, CATCH has hosted My Red Said, a public awareness campaign designed to encourage conversations about mental health.  

My Red Said stations placed at local schools and businesses offer people the opportunity to read and write messages of hope and compassion. 

What does your red say?

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Coping Kits

Empowering Students with Tools & Resources

When someone is struggling with their mental health, it's helpful to have a variety of tools at the ready in the difficult moments.

CATCH Mental Health Coping Kits offer young people an assortment of tangible items and a list of strategies they can turn to and discover what works for them.

Since May 2021, CATCH has distributed more than 5,000 kits to students throughout Northbrook and Glenview.

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Comfort Kits

Supporting a Young Person Amidst Trauma

CATCH Comfort Kits provide a mental health counselor or a trauma response professional with tools for supporting children and youth experiencing a difficult situation or a traumatic event. 

We are making the kits available through schools, police departments, mental health providers, and other partners in the community.

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Mental Health Awareness Month: May 2022

Break the Stigma. Share Your Story.

When we talk about our mental health, we discover we are not alone in our struggles and find comfort in community.

Throughout the month of May 2022, CATCH partnered with local businesses to encourage conversations about mental health.
Together, we can break the stigma surrounding mental illness and help one another find the support needed to cope with life's daily challenges.

#MentalHealthMatters #LetsTalkAboutIt

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Northbrook Cares, Community Together

Connection is Key for Mental Health

In February 2021, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, CATCH and the Village of Northbrook together delivered a bright and beautiful reminder about the important link between caring connections and mental health.

Banners and posters created by two local artists, including a Northbrook elementary school teacher, went on display throughout the community.

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Want to get involved?

CATCH is always looking for volunteers who are passionate about mental health and supporting our community.  Let us know your interests, we'll find the right role for you.