A reception and photograph exhibit, “I Am Extra: Going through Stigma,” might be held from 6 to eight p.m. Thursday, Could 9, on the Rangeley Lakeside Theater, 2493 Foremost St., Rangeley, in line with a information launch from Rangeley Well being and Wellness. The Yellow Tulip Undertaking might be hosted by Rangeley Well being and Wellness and Rangeley Lakes Regional College pupil management group.
This black-and-white pictures exhibit goals to erase the stigma that surrounds psychological sickness by increasing folks’s perceptions and difficult expectations of what psychological sickness “appears to be like like,” in line with the discharge. The brave fashions on this exhibit are greater than their despair, their anxiousness, their consuming dysfunction, their post-traumatic stress dysfunction, or being a suicide survivor. They’re musicians, artists, nature lovers, mother and father, and mates; and they’re all dealing with stigma, in line with the discharge.
In accordance with the discharge, the mission focuses on “smashing the stigma” that surrounds psychological sickness whereas constructing communities the place folks understand that there’s assist and “Hope Occurs”. The stigma surrounding psychological well being typically prevents these affected from getting the help they want and deserve. The mission group is devoted to letting folks know that their struggles are actual, there are methods to entry the care they want, and their circumstances can and can change. They hope that finally speaking about psychological sickness might be as snug and normalized as speaking about any bodily sickness. Their message is straightforward and clear: come collectively, plant hope gardens, construct group, discuss psychological well being and smash the stigma.
The mission encourages organizations to plant Hope Gardens of their group. These communal occasions can convey folks collectively and supply an area for conversations about psychological well being.
Along with the photograph exhibit, a Hope Day Celebration might be held from 10 a.m. to midday Saturday, Could 11, on the Rangeley Wellness Pavilion, 25 Dallas Hill Highway, in Rangeley. There might be tulips for planting within the Hope Backyard, wellness actions, youngsters’s actions, therapeutic massage, yoga, outreach and academic data accessible. The celebration is open to all.
For extra details about the occasion, name 670-5236 or e-mail [email protected].
For extra details about the Yellow Tulip Undertaking, go to theyellowtulipproject.org.
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