Vigil for Awareness of Mental Health Issues and Addiction, “Better Tomorrow,” Set for Sunday

On Sunday, November 13 at 4:30pm at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park Greenwich will hold its first annual town vigil to increase awareness around mental health issues and addiction. This event is an opportunity to bring our entire community together to provide information, resources, connection and

Tara Restieri and Icy Frantz, founders of Better Tomorrow. Oct 31, 2022 Photo: Leslie Yager

“Better Tomorrow” will include stories of hope, a candlelight vigil, music and moments of reflection. In attendance will be members of the clergy of all faiths as well representatives from numerous Town of Greenwich Departments, healthcare providers and nonprofit organizations.

“Come to share encouragement or come to be encouraged. Mental health issues are more the norm than the exception and there is help available. We want the residents of our community to know that they are not alone,” said Icy Frantz, Co-founder of “Better Tomorrow.”

“One of our goals is to start the conversation about health and wellness and to break the stigma surrounding mental health and substance use disorders,” said Tara Restieri, Co-founder of “Better Tomorrow.”

Everyone in the community is invited to join us – we are stronger together. The short program will be held outdoors in the park immediately followed by hot chocolate in Arch Street Teen Center. In case of rain or inclement weather the event will be held inside at Arch Street Teen Center.

For more information about the event or to have your organization participate please contact Icy & Tara at: [email protected] and [email protected] and Tara would like to recognize and thank the following organizations for partnering with tem: Arch Street Teen Center, Greenwich Department of
Human Services, Greenwich Together, The Hub, Liberation Programs, The First Selectman’s Youth Council, Kids in Crisis, Greenwich United Way, Family Centers, Child Guidance Centers, The Center for Hope and Renewal, GEMS, Greenwich Police Department, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich Boys & Girls Club, Barbara’s House, Pathways, Laurel House, The Fellowship of Clergy, Temple Sholom, Stanwich Church and Christ Church Greenwich.