Shared: Art and poetry exhibit in Penetanguishene to highlight Mental Illness Awareness Week
PENETANGUISHENE – An exhibit showcasing art, poetry and research findings will be on display at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care on Oct. 4 in celebration of Mental Illness Awareness Week.
Jessica Ariss, a Waypoint recreation therapist, curated the “Recreation for Recovery” event.
“Mental health recovery is a unique and individualized process focused on creating a hopeful and fulfilling life, regardless of challenges or symptoms,” Ariss stated in a press release. “Being creative can help support that process.”
The doors open at 3 p.m., with formal remarks at 3:15 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display in Waypoint’s main lobby for the duration of the week.
“Jessica’s project and this exhibit are a perfect example of how we are collaborating with our patients in the provision of expert services that foster healing and inspire hope,” said Carol Lambie, Waypoint president and CEO. “Having these works of art on display helps advance the community understanding of mental health.”
The facility is also hosting its second Discover Waypoint event on Oct. 4. This series brings together people from across the region to discover more about leading-edge research projects and new mental-health initiatives.
Those interested in attending can contact Holly Archer at [email protected]