Stay Connected: Mental Health Matters

Did you know connection is one of the key factors in psychological well-being and is even shown to fend off depression and anxiety?

With Northbrook blanketed in snow, CATCH and the Village of Northbrook are delivering a bright and beautiful reminder about the important link between caring connections and mental health.

Banners going up around Northbrook feature the message: Northbrook Cares, Community Together, complemented by colorful imagery showing people interacting outside the beloved gazebo at the Village Green Park.

In addition to depicting the power of connection, the words and pictures on the banners also represent the mental health benefits of getting outside and remaining active.

The Village of Northbrook supported this project with funds designated for response to the pandemic which has taken a significant toll on mental health worldwide.

About the Artists

The artistry is the work of Heather Havlicek and Kevin Fogelson, a husband and wife creative team who embraced the opportunity to create a public art display that brings joy to Northbrook.

Heather, an art teacher at Northbrook’s Westmoor Elementary School, captures experiences and memories through narrative illustrations. Check out her creativity on Instagram: ArtsyCzech.

Kevin, a digital artist who combines art with technology, teaches Graphic Arts at Antioch Upper Grade School in Antioch. See his work on Facebook at Kevin Fogelson Graphic Design.

Artists at Work

Heather and Kevin shared their expertise and creativity in this video that shows step-by-step how they designed Northbrook Cares, Community Together.

Posters & Magnets for Sale

Proceeds Benefit the Northfield Food Pantry

Posters and magnets featuring Northbrook Cares, Community Together are for sale at the Book Bin, 1151 Church Street, and Payton Rose, 2760 Dundee Rd. with the proceeds benefiting the Northfield Food Pantry and those area families hardest hit by the pandemic.

Posters: $5, magnets: $10.

The posters are also on display at businesses, schools, offices and places of worship around Northbrook.  Thank you to everyone who is helping us spread this important message!

Posters: $5

Magnets: $10