Inside Our Minds works to elevate the voices of people with lived experience of mental illness and madness in Pittsburgh. Through our community programming, we want to build a community where open conversations about mental illness and madness can take place.
Inside Our Minds is a completely volunteer-run organization - organized by people living with mental illness. To ensure the most people possible can benefit from our services, all of our events are free and open to the public.
Visions for The Future
We envision Pittsburgh as a city on the forefront of discussions on mental illness. In order to help our community get to that point, we have set a number of goals for our organization in 2018:
- Launch Mental Health Cafe, a monthly community conversation on mental health and mental illness over coffee and treats. The event will focus on informal discussions and friendly peer support in a welcoming space for all.
- Continue to organize Anonymous Open Mic events, opening up the stage to both anonymous and non-anonymous submissions.
- Expand our capacity as an organization in order to bring more accessible and affordable events that encourage the open discussion of mental illness to the Pittsburgh area. (You can help us with this goal by donating.)