REAL: Battling Stigmas Through Storytelling

Mondays, January 22 through February 12

Storytelling is a way to help people who live with mental illness develop a cohesive narrative about their mental health and share it with others. Beginning in January, shaping a narrative about one's own experience with mental health challenges will be the focus of the REAL Mental Health Initiative's storytelling workshop.

Sharing stories is a powerful way to create more open, honest communities where people can reach out for and receive the support they need and deserve. This is an opportunity for each participant to create, practice, and share their personal story of mental illness or addiction within a safe and structured program.

Working with a facilitator, participants will:
  • consider the pros and cons of disclosing their story
  • explore different ways to disclose and how others might respond
  • create a personally meaningful story and share it with others
  • put it all together and explore different ways to move forward

Space at this workshop is limited. Open to people 16 and up. 

To sign up, or for more information, contact REAL Mental Health Initiative Program Coordinator JoAnne Forman at [email protected]