Please join us at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at Boston’s Museum of Science as we launch SMH’s newest mental health screening tool – Psychosis Aware. This tool, developed for individuals and loved ones, aims to identify those at risk of or in the early stages of psychosis. Research suggests that early intervention is beneficial in reducing the morbidity of this disorder. The tool will be available to preview via our new interactive freestanding kiosk, MindKare.
Guests will have the opportunity to tour the Many Faces of Our Mental Health exhibit with the artist Lynda Michaud Cutrell who will be the recipient of SMH’s Champion Award. The exhibit shines a light on common misconceptions about mental health. View paintings, photographs, sculptures, and videos inspired by current scientific knowledge. The artwork reflects biology, data, and personal stories in the hope that we might gain new insights into this important topic.
The speaking program will include the presentation of SMH’s Champion Award to Lynda Cutrell, remarks on the importance of early detection and intervention by national experts as well as voices of individuals and loved ones that have been impacted by mental illness. This event aims to send a message of hope, reduce stigma, honor inspiring role models and promote loving acceptance.