AWI Sanctuary Space presents: Art Your Own Way

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

In this AWI Sanctuary Space event: “Art Your Own Way”, artist and mental health advocate Simone Côté, founder of Artistry Wellness, will guide us through a mindful doodling-to-music exercise followed by an open discussion on how making what she calls “For Me” art can boost our mental health and encourage self-discovery.

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:January 20, 2022
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Workshop Evaluation

80% of participants felt the event created awareness of mental health issues
93% of participants made a meaningful connection with other people who share similar values
100% of participants gained new tools to support their own wellness
Absolutely loved it! Simone and Cat were both so friendly and made me feel comfortable to share my thoughts in the chat. "
-– 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.