On Our Minds

Thoughts from Dr. Evans and Staff Commissioner’s Notes

4/16

Empire of Stigma

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David Monico, MPH
Public Health Program Analyst

Television can captivate a wide audience; it can also serve to educate viewers about important topics, like mental illness. 

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3/2

March, A Time to Celebrate!

Comments awards , community , intellectual disabilites , wellness

Wendy Williams, MSW
Public Awareness and ChildFind Coordinator

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has” said Margaret Mead, an American Cultural Anthropologist. This quote contains such truth and reflects the mission of an upcoming DBHIDS event called, My City, My Place Bright Future Awards on March 13th in Philadelphia. This one of a kind event acknowledges “that small group of thoughtful, committed citizens” who make this world a better place

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12/22

In Wellness, Art Takes Center Stage

Comments addiction , art , catholic , first person , mental health , mural

Typically, the worst part of any great performance is when it’s over, but that wasn’t the case at a recent performance I attended as part of the 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival in Philadelphia. It was what happened after the curtain came down that I found most riveting: an opportunity for a profound community dialogue.

The performance featured Kathryn Erbe of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Zach Grenier of CBS' The Good Wife,Broadway star Alex Morf, and Barrymore Award nominee Julianna Zinkel in a dramatic reading of Act III of Eugene O’Neill’s play Long Day's Journey Into Night presented by First Person Arts. The reading painted a bold and intimate portrait of a family struggling under the weight of addiction – a real and important topic that affects millions of people.

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