Mental Health Foundation Events

Stomp Out Stigma 5K Walk for Mental Health

Happening Saturday, May 21st

Please join us for our 20th Annual Stomp Out Stigma Walk for Mental Health.


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.

Start at Grand Valley State University - Seward Parking Lot - and we walk along the Riverwalk

Walk registration is FREE but you need to raise money in order to receive a walk t-shirt. If you individually raise at least $100 you will get a complimentary walk t-shirt. Please mark your shirt size in the registration section. You can pick up your shirt at the walk OR at the MHF offices the day before the walk.

Shining Through Art Show and Auction

a juried art show and auction benefiting the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan and the be nice. program

Happening at the Goei Center on Thursday, October 20th, 2022.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.


Silent and dutch auction from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Dinner stations and 2 complimentary beverages with a cash bar available.

$125 per ticket or $1000 for 10 tickets.

Thank you to our van Gogh Platinum Sponsors!

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How are you feeling? This simple question is one that we learned to use when connecting with friends and loved ones over the last year. Our separation from our social circles left many people experiencing new emotions and we realized the importance of checking in on one another. At the Mental Health Foundation – be nice. we empower individuals with the tools to understand mental health, how you think and act, and how you are feeling. Each of these things comprise our overall mental health. The work of Mental Health Foundation leads to psychologically safe schools and work environments and provides the tools to recognize signs of suicide and mental health crisis.

Shining Through…Feeling Good is an art show and auction that highlights the creative talents of local artists who are living with severe and persistent mental illness. Each piece of artwork sold at Shining Through is divided between the artist (51%) and the Foundation (49%). Additionally, items donated by local retailers are auctioned with 100% of the proceeds supporting the Foundation’s be nice. and other mental health education programs.

This year's theme artists are Susan Meekhof and Dana Charney

Contact the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan

160 68th St. SW Suite 120
Grand Rapids, MI 49548 | 616.389.8601

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