The Mental Illness Spotlight, a project led by Inside Our Minds & supported in part by a Seed Award from The Sprout Fund, fights the stigma of mental illness by featuring the stories of people with various mental health diagnoses on a podcast & at an open mic night. The podcast participants will share their experiences, discuss treatments & symptoms, take listener questions, and debunk stereotypes in order to educate community members about mental illness. The open mic night event will give community members the opportunity to share their experiences to a live audience, having the ability to choose to share their own story or read stories submitted by people who do not want to speak publicly.
Inside Our Minds is an anonymous & uncensored storytelling project working to share the experiences of people affected by mental illness in the Pittsburgh area. By sharing these stories, Inside Our Minds hopes to inspire open discussion about mental illness & foster connection among members of our community.