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May is Mental Health Month: An Evening of Understanding

  • Red Sky Stage 445 East Mitchell Street Petoskey, MI, 49770 United States (map)

This dynamic two-hour program to recognize May is Mental Health Month will feature poetry and prose readings, and a documentary screening. The event includes:

  • Readings of poems written from interviews with people who have spent their lives in institutions
  • A reading from local author Ellen Whitehead's book Shell Song, about the story of her grandmother, who was institutionalized. 
  • Poems by area poets that have been selected for inclusion in the statewide show Creative Minds, Changing Minds sponsored by the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards.
  • Screening of the 30-minute documentary, Through Our Eyes, Living with Asperger's, produced by and with youth with Asperger's. 

This event is sponsored by North Country Community Mental Health and Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology, with support from ASI Community Center & Park in Bellaire, the Red Sky Stage in Petoskey and the Cheboygan Area District Library.  

Come and join us for an evening of understanding. Questions? Contact Yvonne


This is a series of three events. 

Friday, May 13th, 6-8pm, ASI Community Center and Park, Bellaire
Tuesday, May 17th, 6-8pm, Red Sky Stage, Petoskey
Wednesday, May 25th, 6-8pm, Cheboygan Area District Library