International Overdose Awareness Day Remembrance Event

Date: 31/08/2022
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Connecticut State Capitol, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Contact: Art Mongillo
Phone: (860) 418-6967
Email: arthur.mongillo@ct.gov

The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services will hold an International Overdose Awareness Day remembrance event on the grounds of the State Capitol on August 31, 2022. Elected officials, local community providers, and advocates will come together to participate in the event and a press conference featuring individuals with lived experience and other stakeholders will be held. 1,513 white flags will be planted on the Capitol lawn to honor those who lost their lives to overdose in the state in the previous year. Mobile harm reduction resource vans will be present, and the Remembrance Quilts (https://portal.ct.gov/DMHAS/Initiatives/DMHAS-Initiatives/The-Remembrance-Quilt) will be displayed.