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Call for Submissions: Mental Health Awareness Month Art Show

Call for Submissions: Connecting Through Art

A Mental Health Month Art Show

 
Alaska Behavioral Health, NAMI – Anchorage, and Out North are teaming up to host an art show in the month of May in celebration of Mental Health Month.
 
We value the power that comes with sharing one’s lived experiences and the connections that can be made in doing so. We also recognize that sharing an experience doesn’t always require words. This is why we are so excited to provide an opportunity for Alaskans to visually share their experiences with mental health and to connect through art.
We will host both an online “virtual art show” as well as a physical show at the Jewel Lake Kaladi Brothers in Anchorage for the whole month of May.
This year, artists have the choice of submitting high quality photographs of their work, to be included only in our on-line virtual show, or submitting work physically to all Alaska Behavioral Health locations in Anchorage and Fairbanks for consideration of inclusion in our in-person shows.
For more information about submitting pieces for the show, please visit https://alaskabehavioralhealth.org/virtual-art-show/
Download the flyer and help spread the word!

 

About Mental Health Month

Millions of Americans live with the reality of mental illness.
  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
  • 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34 
Since 1949, May has been designated in the United States as Mental Health Month to raise awareness about mental health, fight the stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

About Alaska Behavioral Health

Alaska Behavioral Health, formerly known as Anchorage and Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services, has been providing mental health services to the Anchorage community for more than 45 years and in Fairbanks since 2013. A not-for-profit 501(c)3, Alaska Behavioral Health is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation and is licensed by the State of Alaska. Services include individual and group therapy and skill development for children and adults, psychoeducation, psychiatric services, case management, structured family therapy, and vocational training.  Learn more: www.alaskabehavioralhealth.org

About NAMI – Anchorage

Since 1984, NAMI Anchorage has been working to fill the need in our community for support, education and advocacy for individuals who experience mental illness, their families, and friends. We provide classes and support groups at no charge, connecting people with shared experiences and providing information and guidance on navigating our complex mental health system. Learn more: https://www.namianchorage.org/

About Out North

Founded in 1985, Out North advances contemporary rt in Anchorage, supports under-represented voices, and promotes cultural dialogue. We strive to represent the diversity of our community through the arts, such as radio programming, community conversations, and partnerships in the visual and performance arts. Out North is committed to developing programming that addresses the challenges we face in these turbulent times in ways that promote understanding, dialogue, respect and furthers a more equitable community. http://www.outnorth.org/

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