May 2nd - Here I Am: An evening of youth storytelling on mental health

Mental Health Task Force/ Make It Work Milwaukee Update

Please join us, today, Wednesday, May 2nd for a wonderful event featuring our Milwaukee youth sharing their stories of recovery.

Disability Rights Wisconsin and other community agencies will be there at 6:30 to share our resources, so plan to arrive by 6:30 to check out the Resource Fair! Hope to see you May 2nd at 6:30 - Loos Room at Centennial Hall, 733 N. Eighth St., Milwaukee. For details, see below or check out Facebook at

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and National Alliance on Mental Illness present an evening of storytelling by Milwaukee-area youth.

Students and young adults will share short stories about their personal experiences with mental health challenges. They’ve lost loved ones to suicide, fought lawmakers for more resources in their schools and started their own initiatives to support their fellow students. They’re sharing their stories to break stigma around mental illness and push for better support.

Also at the event, you’ll hear from local experts on mental health and you’ll have the opportunity to pick up resources from community organizations. Check out the resource fair before the event (same location) from 6:30 to 7.

This event builds on reporting by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin on youth mental health. Find the series at

***This event is free, accessible and open to the public. Arrive early to make sure you get a seat.

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