CONNECT is a grassroots, non-profit community advocacy organization bringing together Summit County residents who are loved ones, friends, and colleagues of people struggling with mental health challenges. We are also mental health service providers in Summit County. And, we are people not directly affected by mental illness who nonetheless recognize the serious challenges and want to help. Many of us have watched, frustrated and helpless, as our loved ones flounder through a confusing, complicated, inadequate treatment system. CONNECT believes that mental health is a community concern and not solely an individual responsibility. Coming together we can more effectively raise our voices against the stigma and isolation of mental illness and advocate for more comprehensive and accessible mental health services throughout Summit County.