My Red Said

Talking about Mental Health Matters

Let's discuss our emotions, name our fears and our feelings, and connect as a community.

Red Out Week 

September 13-17, 2021

Help spread the word about the importance of mental. 

Click on the red image to the left to save it, then share it on your social media, and write a message of hope, inspiration, or your personal struggle.

Let's get the conversation started.  Talking about our mental health strengthens it, and let's others know they are not alone in whatever challenges they are facing.


Write a Message, Show Support

My Red Said is a public awareness campaign designed to encourage conversations about mental health.

With generous financial support by the Northbrook Civic Foundation, CATCH is placing My Red Said stations at a number of businesses in the downtown area along with the Northbrook Public Library throughout the month of September.

Everyone is invited to stop by and write a note of hope, encouragement, or personal struggle on a heart that will hang on red ribbons at each location.

We hope the display of hearts will give people a starting point to talk about mental health by asking one another: What does your red say?

In addition, CATCH is providing a list of local mental health providers currently taking new clients. 

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Find a Station

Stop by any of these Northbrook locations that support mental health to write a message or read what others shared.

Basu Coffee Bar & Vietnamese Eatery, 1361 Shermer Rd.
Eataco, 1350 Shermer Rd.
The Landmark Inn, 1352 Shermer Rd.
Little Louie's, 1342 Shermer Rd.
Leonidas Chocolate Cafe, 1348 Shermer Rd.
Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. 
Oliverii, 1358 Shermer Rd.

Stations for Junior High Students

My Red Said Stations are open at Northbrook Junior High, Field Middle School, Maple Junior High, and Wood Oaks Junior High where students and staff may participate.

Community Partners

Thank you for your support!

Local school districts 27, 28, 30, and 31, the Village of Northbrook, the Northbrook Public Library, the Northbrook Park District, the North Suburban YMCA, and Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook are providing promotional support for My Red Said.

About My Red Said

Barrington therapist, Jessica Hutchison, launched My Red Said in response to the isolation created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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