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Your Stories.
Your Wall.

Rethinking Community Building and Mental Health

Mission

We strive to destigmatize mental illness through our collaborative mural making process. We create spaces to discuss mental health and foster new social interactions between people living with mental health conditions and fellow community members.

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Mental Health Awareness

Sometimes we don’t fully understand mental illness and have prejudiced beliefs that can lead to discrimination. Learn how stigma impacts individuals and our communities, and see what we can do to eliminate it.

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1 in 5 New Yorkers experiences a mental health disorder in a given year

COMMUNITY-BASED PROCESS

Our three-phased process grounds the mural design in the ideas, needs, and values of diverse community members.

Discover

Design

Deploy

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Events

February 4, 2019 6:00 pm

East New York: Free Pop-Up Art Party

Help design a mural for East New York! Join us for an evening of community-building and rethinking mental health, with art activities and free dinner. Come away having helped design a mural for NYC Health + Hospitals's in East New York location.

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January 29, 2019 5:30 pm

Sunset Park: Free Pop-Up Art Party

Collaborate with artist Julia Cocuzza and your neighbors to create a mural on P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Make art, share what mental health means for you and your community, and give us your ideas for the mural design. Together, we'll turn those conversations into a neighborhood landmark, a vibrant new mural.

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December 11, 2018 10:00 am

[past event] Mural Dedication: One People by Christopher Cardinale

Join us for the dedication of Brooklyn's newest mural, ONE PEOPLE: Eradicating Labels and Nurturing Mental Health Support by muralist Christopher Cardinale. We've been collaborating with Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy residents, students at MS354, and local business owners to make this mural happen. Come out and celebrate a new Crown Heights landmark, and learn the stories behind the design. The dedication will include light breakfast, coffee, and a ribbon cutting. Tue, December 11, 2018 10 - 11 AM at The School Of Integrated Learning MS354 (entrance on Sterling Place) 1224 Park Place Brooklyn, NY 11213

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