Our Mission

Inside Our Minds builds collective community narratives on mental health and mental illness in Pittsburgh. Through anonymous storytelling and personal narratives, Inside Our Minds works to reduce stigma by asking individuals to view mental illness through the written, verbal, and performative experiences of other Pittsburghers.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Continue to organize Anonymous Open Mic events, opening up the stage to both anonymous and non-anonymous submissions.
  3. 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.)