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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.

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Design

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Events

December 17, 2017 1:00 pm

Free Pop-Up Art Event (Mt. Hope, Bronx)

Help make a mural in Mt. Hope, off of Jerome Avenue! Come out and create the mural’s theme. Make your mark in the community! Work with Bronx Artist Jon “Phes” Souza. We welcome families and community members of all ages and artistic abilities.

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December 18, 2017 6:00 pm

Free Pop-Up Art Event (Bed Stuy, Brooklyn)

Help make a mural in Bed Stuy! Come out and create the mural’s theme. Make your mark in the community! Work with local Bed Stuy artist Christopher Cardinale. We welcome families and community members of all ages and artistic abilities.

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December 19, 2017 6:30 pm

Free Pop-Up Art Event (Morrisania, Bronx)

Help make a mural! Come out and create the mural’s theme. Make your mark in the community! Work with Bronx Artist Aaron Lazansky-Olivas (“SpazeCraft One”). We welcome families and community members of all ages and artistic abilities.

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July 11, 2017 5:00 pm

CS211 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

We hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at CS211 in East Tremont to celebrate the process with the school and the community at large.

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July 22, 2017 10:00 am

TAPCo Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

We hosted our ribbon cutting ceremony at TAPCo to celebrate with the groups who worked with NYC MAP to conceptualize, produce, and install this piece along the perimeter of the school.

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July 24, 2017 10:00 am

34th Street Walking Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

We hosted ribbon cutting ceremony in front of our mural on 34th Street. We were joined by workshop participants, community members, local elected officials, and leadership from the organizations we worked with to turn this mural into a reality.

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May 6, 2017 9:00 am

Bronx Paint Fest

Community members in Tremont, together with members from VIP Community services, painted the mural we've installed on CS211 on Prospect Avenue!

May 13, 2017 9:00 am

Manhattan Paint Fest

The Hells Kitchen community came together to paint the mural we installed on 34th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues.

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