Where do you go when you’re feeling lost? Alone? Anxious? For hundreds of people, the new Innovations Community Center, which opened in May, is that place. It’s sort of a mental health community center, but it isn’t just for people with diagnoses. It is for anyone who needs a supportive environment to go to.
Over the past two years, On the Move’s Innovations Project has orchestrated a community conversation about mental illness and its stigma, which shrivels lives. The group brought together 30 people – service providers and mental health consumers – to start the conversation about mental illness as well as aid an under-served community.