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Powerful Inside Out Project Group Action Aims to Eliminate Stigma against Mental Illnesses
Exhibit on Display at NJAMHAA through May 16, 2019

In collaboration with the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris (MHAEM), the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) is proud to showcase a portion of the MHAEM Inside Out Project Group Action initiative at NJAMHAA’s headquarters. MHAEM’s traveling exhibit features 23 portraits of individuals whose lives have been impacted in some way by mental illness; some live with a mental illness, some are family members or caregivers for individuals with mental illness, and others work in the field of mental health care. The exhibit aims to raise awareness about mental health conditions and treatment, as well as reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. It exemplifies the notion that mental illnesses are often invisible and that anyone can have one, no matter their outward appearance.

"We are delighted to feature the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris’ Inside Out Project Group Action in our office space and at our Annual Conference. Ending the stigma associated with mental illness is critically important, and this event allows people to see the faces of people who have been impacted by mental illness in one way or another – they look just like you and me. We hope that by raising awareness about mental illness, treatment and other supportive options, we can combat the stigma that prevents many from seeking help, and that this helps to restore hope,” said Debra L. Wentz, PhD, President and CEO of NJAMHAA.

A portion of the Inside Out Project Group Action is currently showcased at NJAMHAA, 3635 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 35, Mercerville, NJ. A representative installation will be on display for attendees of NJAMHAA’s Annual Conference, The Ivy League of Behavioral Health, Policy, and Practice in Action, on April 15-16 at the Crowne Plaza Princeton, Plainsboro, NJ. Details and registration for the conference is available at www.njamhaa.org/events#ivy.

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