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Stigma is perhaps the biggest, most devastating influence on whether people seek care for their mental illnesses. People are shamed, so they don't seek care. Parent Caregivers become isolated because others don't understand, and so much more. That's why Advocacy is a big part of our mission delivery.

Truth of Mind Theatre Festival

In June 2023, we had our first Truth of Mind Festival in the Kennedy Theatre at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio. Our intention was to educate the public about mental illness and addiction (dual diagnosis) by presenting the award-winning play, "People, Places and Things" by Duncan MacMillan is about addiction, trauma and family. Taking place in a rehab center, it is perhaps the best portrayal of the devastation of addiction in a drama. 

In 2025, we'll be bringing The Ballad of Blank Meter, a play by Chicago playright and 2024 Balwin Wallace graduate Michael Shoultz to Playhouse Square. The play is about alcoholism, friendship, suicide, and recovery. On June 23, 2024, we'll be having a FREE staged reading of the play at the Claugue Community Theatre in Westlake, Ohio. All are welcome!

Speaking Engagements

Our Executive Director, Tess Snyder, is available for speaking engagements. As the single parent of a child that first showed signs of a mental health challenge at age 6, she has a lot to say! Simply send a message via this website and we'll get back to you.

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