May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

The East End Mental Health Initiative, a collaboration of the Towns of Southampton and East Hampton, is happy to offer these two FREE events:


ON ART, MENTAL HEALTH AND HEALING


Sunday, May 6, 1:00-3:00 pm at The Westhampton Library 
7 Library Avenue, Westhampton Beach  631 288-3335  westhamptonlibrary.net


Creative Arts in Action:
Art Exhibit, Art Workshop and Live Music: Art exhibit of works by creative talents inspired by their experiences living with mental illness, accompanied by live music.

Intention Stones Art Therapy Workshop: Art therapy is a potent hands-on process that allows participants to feel the power of art, the positive impact art has on individuals as well as our community and how it feels to create and share with others.
Intention stones will be created by workshop guests for the purpose of sharing intentions, positive words of encouragement, emotions, or inspirations with others. Dana Bordsen MA, ATR-BC, LCAT of Creative Healing & Wellness, Inc. will lead the workshop


Steven T. Licardi

Wednesday, May 9, 6:30-8:30pm, Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton  631 283-0967  southamptonartscenter.org
     

USING SPOKEN WORD POETRY TO FIND YOUR TRUE, AUTHENTIC SELF: 
What if spoken word and performance poetry were used as readily in mental health treatment as psychotropic medications and psychotherapy? Author, spoken word poet and motivational speaker, Steven T. Licardi, LMSW, will spotlight his very open, emotional and often comedic mental health journey from patient to professional.
 
As a child Steven was diagnosed with a Pervasive Developmental Disorder – an Autism Spectrum Disorder – that manifested as an inability to emotionally comprehend his own thoughts.   Poetry and performance art provided him with the pathway and the language to better understand himself, to find his true strengths and his place in the world.

 
For information on the East End Mental Health Initiative call:
631.728.3082 or 631.702.2423 



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