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Breaking Our Silence
Telling your story can be good for you! This fall, Story House Ithaca will team up with the Finger Lakes chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and other partners on a series of events we're calling "Breaking Our Silence: Storytelling for Mental Health."
The series kicks off with an October 6 screening at Cinemapolis of the powerful documentary film "Bedlam" about the failing U.S. mental health system. Filmmaker Peter Miller will talk about how intimate personal stories can help tell a larger story. Among those featured in the film is Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors.
On October 9, NAMI Finger Lakes executive director Beth McGee and local theater professionals will give a workshop on storytelling for anyone whose life has been affected by mental illness and who wants to learn how to communicate that experience so others can understand. Puppeteer Scott Hitz will offer additional workshops during October and November.
Finally, on November 19, plan to join us for a public performance featuring personal testimonies, theater pieces, puppetry, and music by the Ithaca High School chorus. Mark your calendar, and we'll post details as they become available!
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