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Keep Talking; End the Stigma

Wednesday, Apr 17th @ 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free

Keep Talking; End the Stigma is a live storytelling event aimed at decreasing societal and campus stigma around mental health. This multi-part event will include a resource fair with campus offices, catered food and live storytelling and performances that have been submitted by students, staff and faculty members. We welcome you to join the movement to end the stigma by attending the event and witnessing the experiences of your peers and community. This year’s event will include:

  • Catered food: wraps, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and drinks!
  • 10 campus offices + community orgs with swag and resources
  • Crafting area with coloring pages, friendship bracelets and temporary tattoos
  • Stories of recovery, resilience, and hope
  • T-shirts and other swag giveaways
  • A community of people passionate about ending mental health stigma

The opportunity to connect with others, enjoy the food, get creative with mental health crafts and mingle with campus and community offices will last from 4 – 5pm outside of the gallery and the performances will run from 5:15 – 6pm inside the gallery. We hope to see you there!

 

Curious about how storytelling and mental health are connected? Read about the benefits of storytelling for mental health below!

1. Storytelling boosts Listening Skills & Fosters Imagination

2. Storytelling increases Empathy & Memory Retention

3. Storytelling increases Positive Emotions

4. Storytelling helps Us Engage with Others

5. Storytelling helps Us Build from Success and Failure

6. Storytelling helps build connection among people

Want to learn more? Check out the inspiration for the Keep Talking event, The Moth Podcast, or read more below:

Stories Connect Us

How Stories Connect and Persuade Us 

The Story Collider Organization