Mental Illness Project 2nd Saturday Art Show

The Effort & Sacramento County highlight local artwork to dispel mental illness myths

Departmento of Health and Human Services
Ann Edwards
Director

5/8/2012 10:00 PM

Media Contact:

Laura McCasland    mccaslandla@saccounty.net    (916) 875-2008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SACRAMENTO, CA – On May 12, The Effort is hosting a Second Saturday art display in conjunction with the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services/ Division of Behavioral Health Services (DHHS/DBHS) featuring pieces from local Sacramento County residents. The art displayed will help to dispel myths and stereotypes about mental illness and promote messages of wellness, hope and recovery.
 
WHO:     Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services/Division of Behavioral Health Services &
               The Effort
 
WHAT:  FREE Art Show open to the public
 
SPEAKERS: 
•         Ann Edwards, Director, Department of Health and Human Services
•         Artists
 
The Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think Second Saturday art show will bring together artwork from local residents touched by mental illness in an effort to raise awareness of mental health issues and dispel myths and stereotypes.
 
The event will also recognize Mental Health Champions in Sacramento County. This recognition honors individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution towards:
 
•         Reducing stigma experienced by people with mental illness
•         Providing support or treatment to people with mental illness
•         Advocacy for issues related to mental health and/or advancing knowledge inthe area of mental illness
          and mental health research
 
WHEN:           May 12, 2012, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:         The Effort, 1820 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
 
VISUALS:       Dozens of pieces of artwork by Sacramento County residents.  Featured artists will also be in
                       attendance.
 
RESOURCES:  County representatives will be present. Names will be made available as attendance
                       is confirmed.
 
For more information on Sacramento County’s mental health efforts, please visit www.stopstigmasacramento.org.
 
 
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