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FREE Mental Health First Aid classes!
FREE Mental Health First Aid classes!
August 10December 31, 2019

To view and register for upcoming free MHFA classes that are open to the public, visit our Eventbrite page. For more information or to request an onsite class at your organization, contact Julie Helmer at jhelmer@kazoocmh.org or 269-364-6950. WATCH OUR VIDEO, BE THE ONE. For more info, visit our Resources page.

Drop-Off Week for Sept. 6th Art Hop
Drop-Off Week for Sept. 6th Art Hop
August 19August 23, 2019

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

You’re invited to participate in SEE ME: Looking Beyond Stigma on Friday, Sept. 6, 5:00−8:00 p.m. at the Epic Center, Lower Level.

Challenge people to #LookBeyond assumptions by displaying your artwork about stigma! Whether you live with a mental health challenge, substance use disorder, disability or another condition, or care for someone who does, SEE ME is an opportunity to share your creative expressions about the experience of stigma – and help reduce it.

We accept all forms of art, including paintings, drawings, photos, poems, sculptures, spoken word & more.

Drop off artwork & fill out a submission form during the week of August 19-23 at:

Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (KCMHSAS): 418 W. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (Please go to the 2nd Floor reception desk)

ASK Family Services: 445 W. Michigan Ave., Suite 102, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (Drop off at front desk)

Michael (left) discusses his painting at our 2018 Art Hop event.

Michael (left) discusses his painting at our 2018 Art Hop event.

KVCC Center for New Media: 100 E. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (Drop off at front desk; Contacts are Catalina Gonzalez, Thomas Hamann or Cindy Parks)

KVCC Texas Township Campus: 6767 W. O Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 (Printing Services, Room 8160)

Recovery Institute: 1020 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (Drop off at reception desk)

For more information, see the flyer below, call (269) 553-6925 or email us at hello@LookBeyondStigma.org.

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Art Hop - SEE ME: Looking Beyond Stigma
Art Hop - SEE ME: Looking Beyond Stigma
September 6, 2019
5 pm - 8 pm

Join us Friday, Sept. 6 for our second annual Art Hop exhibit, SEE ME: Looking Beyond Stigma! Enjoy refreshments and view artwork in multiple formats, submitted by community artists who’ve encountered stigma.

Be prepared to challenge your assumptions about individuals who live with challenges like mental illness, substance use disorders and disabilities! We’ll be in the lower level of the Epic Center, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo MI 49007.

“SHOUT,” by Brian Walters, from our 2018 Art Hop exhibit.

“SHOUT,” by Brian Walters, from our 2018 Art Hop exhibit.

Grace, one of the artists from our 2018 Art Hop.

Grace, one of the artists from our 2018 Art Hop.

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Look who's learned Mental Health First Aid! (YOUR group can, too!)
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Look who's learned Mental Health First Aid! (YOUR group can, too!)

Join the growing list of community organizations who’ve taken advantage of FREE Mental Health First Aid training! Read On

JCI Kalamazoo: Stigma-free and proud of it!
August 1, 2019
JCI Kalamazoo: Stigma-free and proud of it!

Committing to #BeStigmaFree was easy for these future leaders. Read On

High fives to Rhino Media!
August 1, 2019
High fives to Rhino Media!

They make awesome videos – and they’re stigma-free. Read On

Exhibit your work at our Sept. 6 Art Hop exhibit, "SEE ME: Looking Beyond Stigma"
July 31, 2019
Exhibit your work at our Sept. 6 Art Hop exhibit, "SEE ME: Looking Beyond Stigma"

Submit your work for display in our 2nd annual Art Hop exhibit! Read On