We’re taking stigma by storm by sharing our stories, organizing community conversations, and traveling our exhibit.

 

I Am More: Facing Stigma

This powerful black-and-white photography exhibit aims to erase the stigma that surrounds mental illness by expanding our perceptions and challenging expectations of what mental illness “looks like”. The courageous models in this exhibit are more than their depression, their anxiety, their eating disorder, their post-traumatic stress disorder, or being a suicide survivor. They are musicians, artists, nature lovers, parents, and friends; and they are all Facing Stigma.

 

Facing Stigma: Creating Solutions

This program includes the digital version of the photo exhibit accompanied by  interactive teaching curricula designed for school or community conversations

 

YTP Storytellers and Speakers Program

We are firm believers that talking about mental illness begins to normalize the conversation and we’re happy to come to your school or community to share our stories. YTP speakers will present their stories with a trained mental health facilitator in an engaging and safe way. Learn More

Photos by Lissy Thomas • Installation photographs, Speedwell//projects, May 2018