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An exhibition focused on reducing the stigma of mental illness among our youth

Issaquah Schools Foundation’s Healthy Youth Initiative and artEAST have teamed up to present an art and social change exhibit to de-stigmatize mental illness and support our Issaquah community with The Incredible Intensity of Just Being HumanPacific Northwest artists shed light on the effect mental illness has on individuals, loved ones and our society.  Through community engagement, this exhibit creates a space where prejudices and fears meet compassion and humanity, to eliminate the shame and stigma of mental illness.

This fourteen-week progressive art exhibit and programs run from April through July in three Issaquah locations: artEAST, Swedish Medical Center and Blakely Hall.  All are encouraged to attend upcoming events.

Upcoming Events include:

May 19th, 6-8:30 pm  Destimatizing Mental Illness Panel Discussion,  Swedish Medical Center Issaquah

May 20,  6-7:30 pm  Exhibit Tour Specialness Versus Stigma: Is it Cool to have Parts? artEAST Art Center

 View more detailed program and event information

Thank you to the 1200+ individuals  and sponsors who attended the Breakfast and Luncheon and collectively raised over $735,000.  You  are building bridges that change lives!

 Couldn’t attend?  It’s not too late to donate  or to attend one of the fabulous parties.

Check out the inspiring videos and speakers from the events:  Building Bridges for Students  and  Cultural Bridges Program


Volunteer Open House

Love kids, education and making a difference? Attend the  Volunteer Open House. Wednesday, May 25th, 6:30-8:30 pm. Discover how you can use your talents to help improve education for every Issaquah School District student.

              Register Now to Attend                          Can’t make it but want to learn more?


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