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Olmsted County is a proud sponsor of the Mental Health: Mind Matters exhibit now open at the Rochester Art Center. Mental Health: Mind Matters uses immersive experiences and multimedia activities to raise awareness about mental illness.
Mental illness touches all of our lives in some way. In 2017, the National Institute of Mental Health reported that there were an estimated 46.6 million adults in the U.S. with a mental illness – that means nearly one in five U.S. adults is living with a mental illness.
Mental illness can happen to anyone, is treatable, and it’s important for us as a society to talk about it. Mental Health: Mind Matters creates a safe space for important conversations about mental illness. Through the exhibit, visitors will explore how mental illness has been treated in the past. They’ll also have the opportunity to use innovative activities to put themselves in the shoes of people living with mental illness, and use full body activities to learn about health recognition and expression of emotions.
The Mental Health: Mind Matters exhibit will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays beginning May 25 and lasting through September 10, 2019. There is a $5 admission fee for adults. Children 14 and younger are free.
Mental Health: Mind Matters is hosted by the Mayo Clinic and the Rochester Art Center and is presented by Olmsted Medical Center and the Rochester Area Foundation.
For more information, visit the Rochester Art Center website.