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Mental Health:
It's Everyone's Business

A Community Podcast from New Canaan

TALKING ABOUT IT is a community podcast from New Canaan, CT dedicated to reducing the stigma around behavioral health issues our community members face, preventing abuse, and promoting healthy relationships.

This monthly podcast is created by the New Canaan Abuse Prevention Partnership (Dede Bartlett, Founder) and made possible by a grant from the New Canaan Community Foundation. The series is supported by over 40 organizations in the New Canaan area dedicated to providing resources for our community.

Each episode features a local expert talking about a specific behavioral health issue and the resources available to our community and beyond.

Hosted by Cindy Graziano and produced by Bob Doran and Claire Ayoub, podcast topics will include:

  • Building girls’ confidence
  • Bullying
  • Social media wellness
  • Teen dating violence
  • Body image
  • Family abuse
  • Helping friends in crisis
  • And more!

Navigating Today's New Normal: The Connected Mind & Body

New Canaan Public Access (NCTV79) announces a new 6-part program: “Navigating Today’s Normal: The Connected Mind & Body”. The first program of the series covers Stress & Anxiety Management. Following topics will include: Preventing Loneliness with Social Connectivity, The Healthy Body & Mind Connection, Laughter Yoga, Happiness as a Natural High, and Happiness in Today’s Normal.

“Navigating” features nationally known and state experts, as well as experienced local medical and mental health practitioners. Each presenter will offer practical education plus positive mental & physical health modalities. A demonstration of simple, accessible at home exercises and techniques provide methods to manage life positively. Each program concludes with recommended resources for you to learn more about the subject or to connect with meaningful solutions. The program series is for all adults, but is particularly relevant for our senior citizens. The series goal is to recognize the elements of anxiety and stress that life is always is presenting, and to offer ways to manage mental & physical wellbeing. Preventing problems like loneliness, depression and other medical issues is increasingly important during the extended COVID-19 pandemic.