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In Recognition of World Mental Health Day: "Stigma"

Fri. Oct. 9 12:30 PM - Fri. Oct. 9 02:00 PM
Contact: 204-786-9130
Location: Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall

In recognition of World Mental Health Day 2015, the Psychology Department presents Stigma, excerpts from the play by Cairn Moore of the Department of Theatre and Film.

In recognition of the importance of destigmatizing mental illness, supporting those who struggle with mental health issues, and addressing this global public health crisis, the Psychology Department will be hosting a reading of excerpts from the play, Stigma, by the playwright, Cairn Moore, along with fellow actors.

"Stigma follows the story of first year University student Anna Almeida, as she is catapulted into the strange and terrifying world, known as schizophrenia, a diagnosis referred to by many as a death sentence. Strange characters come to visit and refuse to go away. Soon, young Anna with a bright future, can no longer distinguish between what is real and what is not."

"Stigma is a dramatic play based upon true stories that will challenge the stereotypes we attach to schizophrenia, particularly in the wake of the horrific events that took place aboard Greyhound Bus 1170, on July 30, 2008" (Synopsis by Cairn Moore).