AWI Sanctuary Space presents: Creating Space for Sleep

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

In this AWI Sanctuary Space event: “Creating Space for Sleep”, we were joined by artists and mental health advocates Beth Killian, our AWI Lead Educator, and Cat Tanchanco, our AWI Community Manager for an open discussion and exploration about sleep, rest, and mental wellness in a hustle and burnout culture.

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
Learn how to support someone else’s mental health: Be There Certificate


Date:March 16, 2022
Time:2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop Evaluation

100% of participants felt the event created awareness of mental health issues
86% of participants gained new tools to support their own wellness
91% of participants made a meaningful connection with other people who share similar values
I thought I was the only one who really struggled with sleep, so being in a safe space with many who relate to this struggle was very comforting and supportive. I feel ready to apply what I learned today towards how I approach my rest and sleep rituals moving forward! "
-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.