Upcoming Discussions About Mental Health
7/23/2019 Paul Fleissner, Health, Housing and Human Services

Decorative Graphic for Mind Matters Exhibit and Discussions

Olmsted County is a proud sponsor of the Mental Health: Mind Matters exhibit at the Rochester Art Center. Mental Health: Mind Matters uses immersive experiences and multimedia activities to raise awareness about mental illness.

To complement the Mind Matters exhibit, on select weeknights throughout the summer, the Rochester Art Center will host the following discussions about various mental health topics. Tickets for these events are $5 for general admission and free for members of the Rochester Art Center.

August 13, 2019

  • Time: 6-8 PM
  • Topic: LGBTQ+ Pride: Resilience in the Face of Adversity
  • Details: Join Mayo Clinic and community leaders to discuss the impact of marginalization on mental health. Through a mix of storytelling, poetry, and clinical research, explore the issues the LGBTQ+ community face and how allies and community members can promote an atmosphere of genuine inclusivity.

August 14, 2019

  • Time: 6-8 PM
  • Topic: The Ripple Effect: Suicide Awareness
  • Details: Join us for a screening of Suicide: The Ripple Effect which focuses on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions heal & stay alive. Following the film, community coordinator, Josh Jensen will lead a discussion.

August 20, 2019

  • Time: 6-8 PM
  • Topic: Increase in Stress and Anxiety in Abrahamic Faith Cultures
  • Details: The increased evidence and visibility of faith-based hate activity globally has local impact. Join local spiritual leaders from the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Islam, Christianity, in a discussion about the repercussions of growing religious intolerance on human hearts and minds.

The Mental Health: Mind Matters exhibit is open through September 10, 2019.

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