The Mental Illness Spotlight

The Mental Illness Spotlight, supported in part by a Seed Award from The Sprout Fund and fiscally sponsored by New Sun Rising, fights the stigma of mental illness by featuring the stories of people with various mental health diagnoses on a podcast and at an open mic night. The podcast participants will share their experiences, discuss treatments and symptoms, take listener questions, and debunk stereotypes in order to educate community members about mental illness. The open mic night event will give community members the opportunity to share their experiences to a live audience, having the ability to choose to share their own story or read stories submitted by people who do not want to speak publicly.