Hosted by: Bell Socialization Services
There are plenty of stereotypes attached to people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness. But the mental health community - including Bell Socialization Services - has been working to erase that stigma by educating the public and supporting individuals living with mental illness.
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month – held every May to raise awareness about the prevalence and impact of mental illness in the U.S. – Bell sponsors an art show. This year's event will feature a range of pieces by York area artists who live with mental illness. The creative expressions are judged by artists in the community with awards for entries by category.
“Mental illness is no different than being diagnosed with a heart condition or diabetes,” said Karen Roland, program coordinator for Bell's mental health services Social Rehabilitation/New Beginnings program at Bell, “Just because someone might be diagnosed with whatever it is, doesn’t mean they can’t have a happy life.”
Learn more about Bell services and programs available to individuals living with mental illness and see the My Journey Art Show in the community room of Bell's main office in downtown York as part of the First Friday & Give Local York festivities.
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