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8th Annual Healing Art Show- Call for Artists!

                                           

Are you an artist who has experienced mental illness? Apply today for NAMI Wisconsin’s 8th Annual Healing Art Show!

Each year, NAMI Wisconsin hosts the Healing Art Show as a part of Mental Illness Awareness Week in October. The show features the works of local artists with mental illness who creatively express themselves through various forms of art.

To close Mental Illness Awareness Week 2014, the opening reception of the Healing Art Show exhibit will take place October 10 from 5-9 pm at Crescendo Café on Monroe Street. For the second year, the opening reception will be part of Madison's Gallery Night, presented by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Art will be on display at Crescendo Café throughout the month of October.

Follow the link below to apply to have your artwork featured in the show. Applications should be downloaded, filled out, resaved, and then emailed to colleen@namiwisconsin.org, faxed to 608-268-6004 or mailed to the NAMI Wisconsin office at 4233 W. Beltline Hwy, Madison, WI 53711. For more information, call 608-268-6000.

Download the artist application


Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Screening

NAMI Wisconsin, NAMI Dane County, NAMI UW-Madison and the UW-Madison School of Social Work will be hosting a FREE screening of Call Me Crazy Courtesy of A&E Television Networks, LLC May 9th at Memorial Union! It will be 1 of ONLY 100 screenings NATIONWIDE!

Through the five shorts in the film, named after each title character -- Lucy, Eddie, Allison, Grace and Maggie – powerful relationships built on hope and triumph raise a new understanding of what happens when a loved one struggles with mental illness. The film addresses bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, PTSD, and the effects of mental illness on family members and loved ones with the hope of raising awareness around mental illness and reducing the stigma and fear associated with it. 

Doors open at 6:30PM and the screening will take place from 7-8:30PM with a discussion to follow. There will be representatives from Journey Mental Health and the VA to attend the event so as to allow people to opportunity to hear more about the resources in your area and answer questions you may have. 

Please note that this film does contain some very real-life scenarios and may illicit strong feelings and reactions in some of our audience members. We will have people on hand to help in case anyone finds themselves in a state of crisis or needs to step away. 

Additional questions or any interest in helping out with the event can be directed to Kyira Hauer at the NAMI Wisconsin office at 608-268-6000 or kyira@namiwisconsin.org


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