Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Join NAMI at the American Jewish Museum

On Monday, March 8, Dick Jevon, Volunteer Advocate for NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania, will lead a discussion surrounding the history of mental health treatment in the United States and the evolving medical and societal perspectives of mental illness.

Mental Health Treatment: Historical Perspectives and Current Practices

Date: Monday, March 8

Time: 6 p.m.

Place: American Jewish Museum (Levinson Hall) at 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

This program is free and open to the public.

This discussion also focuses on forms of recovery. Photograph Charlee Brodsky and exhibit contributor Jennifer Matesa participate in the discussion and will talk about the exhibit I Thought I Could Fly.

In the exhibit I Thought I Could Fly, Charlee Brodsky's photographs are paired with narratives by individuals conveying personal experiences with mental illness. A short film with interviews of people whose narratives are in the exhibit brings to life their experiences regarding coping mechanisms, acceptance and recovery. The exhibit is traveling to southwestern Pa. venues throughout 2010.