MHF Events

Shining Through Art Show and Auction...Everyday Life

It’s funny. We chose the theme, “Everyday Life” months before the world turned upside down. Our normal was no longer. Old routines turned into new skill sets. We grieved losses - physical and emotional, but we found innovative ways to connect and stay safe. Our mental health has been challenged on a global scale, but instead of silence, the conversation is growing. So we ask you. What does everyday life mean to you, now? To us, it’s noticing when someone needs support, inviting ourselves to raise each other up, challenging ourselves to grow, empowering our communities with the knowledge to be resilient, and keeping in mind that we’re all in this together - every single day.


This annual event highlights artists in our community who manage ongoing or persistent mental illness.

Bid high and bid often because the artists receive 51% of the revenue made on their artwork, while the other 49% goes back to the Foundation to support mental health education throughout West Michigan and beyond.

Check out last year's theme piece artist!

Stomp Out Stigma 5K Walk for Mental Health

Save the Date: May 15th, 2021

Why Do We Walk?

Proceeds from the walk benefit our be nice. Programs and awareness throughout the community. Through the be nice. Action plan (notice, invite, challenge, empower) we are able to educate students about mental illnesses and encourage them to exchange stereotypes for understanding, compassion, and acceptance.

Teams compete with one another to see who can raise the most money to support mental health and suicide prevention education provided by the MHF. The top teams are awarded and receive special recognition at the event. Every individual who raises $100 or more receives an exclusive SOS Walk shirt, which are not available for purchase.

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Contact the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan

349 Division Ave S Grand Rapids, MI 49503


info@benice.org | 616.389.8601

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