Paddle, paddle, paddle your boat, gently down the stream, Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream



  • “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”

    Helen Keller
  • "The storms come and go, the waves crash overhead, the big fish eat the little fish, and I keep on paddling."

    George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings



MANY THANKS to the multitude of paddlers, volunteers, and donors who made PADDLEPOWER 2014 a wonderful success! Donations continue to arrive, so visit your favorite Team Page to see how they did, or to make a donation! Plan to join us next summer to paddle, volunteer or donate to support emergency services and suicide prevention at West Central Behavioral Health.



AUGUST 15 & 16, 2015

PADDLEPOWER is an adventure you'll never forget!

Please join us next summer for PADDLEPOWER 2015 and help raise awareness about depression and suicide, public health problems that CAN be solved. Money raised through PADDLEPOWER supports West Central Behavioral Health's emergency mental health services, including a 24-hour crisis hotline and rapid response counseling for individuals and organizations in Sullivan and southern Grafton counties.

PADDLEPOWER is a 2-day river adventure, where paddlers in canoes and kayaks journey along 25 miles of the beautiful Connecticut River. Anyone can participate as a volunteer, an individual paddler, or as a member of a team. For the past twelve years, WEST CENTRAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH has hosted this event to draw awareness to the problem of suicide, and to raise funds to support suicide prevention programs. Our goal is to bring the issue of suicide into the light. Join us for a wonderful experience for you and your community.

Whether you would like to volunteer for one of many important tasks, or paddle down the river with a team of friends, please register online to participate in PADDLEPOWER 2014, on August 16 and 17. To donate to your favorite team, please visit the Team Pages or click HERE to make a general donation to PADDLEPOWER.

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