In honor of World Mental Health Day, HIPC joined with other local agencies to host the 2019 Multicultural Wellness Fair. The event was created to to provide education about mental health and community resources to culturally diverse populations in Hamilton.
Participants enjoyed different cultural performances and food, and they heard stories and voices of people who shared their experience through conversation circles and expert presentations, such as the meditation exercise led by social worker Salvina Castiglione.
Keynote speaker Marisa Mariella, an educator for 35 years in Hamilton and the vice-chair of the Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton, led a CommuniTea conversation circle hosted by HIPC. Visitors exchanged mental wellness dialogue across different cultures.