May is Mental Health Month

A kick-off event for May is Mental Health Month was hosted by the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island (MHARI) on Thursday April 25th at the Rhode Island State House, Governor’s State Room. The event, which was free and open to the public, included time for networking and visiting information resource tables as well as a ceremony with presentations from providers, testimonials from consumers and an awards presentation. Barbara Morse Silva, Health Reporter/Anchor from NBC 10 WJAR, served as the Master of Ceremony.

Mental Health Month is celebrated annually during the month of May. This year’s theme is “A Healthy Place in Every Space: Family Community, Workplace, School” For more information of MHARI, visit:

FSRI was honored to participate in the event. Vanessa Cubellis, FSRI Clinical Supervisor, spoke at the event about FSRI’s implementation of PeaceLove as one way the agency promotes mental health among staff. PeaceLove is an expressive arts program with the mission “to create peace of mind.”