A Mental Health Project: Hope and Survival, a theatrical endeavor, is a work in progress. The playwright, who is a licensed psychotherapist, is creating the work by adapting anonymous journal entries and stories from current and former clients, as well as from others wanting to share their mental health experiences. In addition, the play includes the therapist musing about challenges, as well expounding on one’s own MH. The work is intended to entertain, as well as to provide an enlightening focus on mental health disorders, alcohol and substance abuse, and the obstacles faced by members of the LGBTQ community. The work also deals with those who have experienced depression, anxiety, loss, relationship issues, and severe and persistent types of mental illnesses. Actors and other participants, giving voice to individuals who are often underserved and even marginalized, will convey a collective message that resonates to the greater good societally. In doing so, the work hopes to destigmatize mental illness and other life challenges, which are often misunderstood, criticized, and judged.
If you are interested in sharing your own story for consideration in The Mental Health Project, please send an email to the following: