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Art in Strathcona Park


The Mental Illness Caregivers Association (MICA) is inviting your
support for the 17th edition of Art in Strathcona Park on Saturday,
August 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To register as a vendor, with no commission visit:
http://www.micaontario.com/news_events.php.

Artists and artisans and undiscovered talents will come together to
sell their work directly to the public and to raise public awareness
about mental illness. More than just original art, Art in Strathcona
Park also offers jewellery, pottery, stained glass, wood carvings,
hand-made soap and honey, to name just a few, and will also feature a
silent auction and a BBQ - something for just about everyone!

Art in Strathcona Park is a fundraising and public awareness event
sponsored by Mental Illness Caregivers Association (MICA). Did you
know that in any given year, 1 in 5 Canadian experiences a mental
health problem or illness? The sad fact is that we are all touched in
some way by mental health issues through a family member, a friend or
a colleague. Unfortunately, the reality is that public
misconceptions, fear and the stigma associated with having a mental
illness may discourage people from seeking help for themselves or
their family member.

At MICA, we are committed to assisting caregivers and their family
members manage the effects of mental illness and/or addictions through
education, guidance and support including how to navigate the mental
health and/or addiction systems. We know that well-supported
caregivers in turn provide better support to persons living with a
mental illness by helping them to manage or recover from their
illness. It is our hope that through Art in Strathcona Park, MICA
will continue to have the necessary resources to help families improve
their capacity to provide quality care to their relatives, and also
help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

We invite you to LIKE and SHARE our event on Facebook at the following
address: http://www.facebook.com/events/303199950104230

 

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