Thursday, June 2nd, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Author Cinda Johnson, presents her book “Perfect Chaos, a Daughter’s Struggle to Survive Bipolar and a Mother’s Journey to Save Her”
New Conversation About Mental Illness Prompted through Art Issaquah leaders join artists to address the impact of mental illness on youth and community. [ISSAQUAH, WA] The nationally acclaimed exhibit, The Incredible Intensity of Just Being Human, arrives in Issaquah Friday, April 22 thanks to generous sponsorship and encouragement from Issaquah Schools Foundation and artEAST. Art will be on display in three Issaquah locations including artEAST Art Center, Issaquah Highlands Blakely Hall Community Center, and Swedish Medical Center Issaquah with the goal of beginning new conversations about mental illness stigma.
“We believe it is past time for our community to open our hearts to the crisis that is facing our youth, to talk openly about mental illness, and begin to understand it,” says Issaquah Schools Foundation Director Robin Callahan. “When students experience mental illness—and it is happening at all ages in unprecedented numbers — many families wall themselves off, for fear of stigmatizing their child.”