AWI Sanctuary Space presents: My Mental Health Story (ADHD focus)

An ongoing Continued Connections program that creates virtual spaces for students to connect at the intersection of art and mental health.

Join us for My Mental Health Story (ADHD focus). We will be joined by artist and mental health advocate Haley Begun and Dr. Kaen Begun who will speak about their experiences living with ADHD, anxiety, and depression and lead us in an open discussion about what it’s like to live with mental illness, and what has helped them live manageable and creative lives.

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance


Date:February 24, 2022
Time:2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop Evaluation

88% of participants felt the event created awareness of mental health issues
81% of participants gained new tools to support their own wellness
81% of participants made a meaningful connection with other people who share similar values
I really loved it– how great to have the film, poem, affirmations, life stories and respectful moderating. "
-Sanctuary Space attendee


Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. MHSOAC holds public mental health systems accountable, provides oversight for eliminating disparities; promotes wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensures positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.