Labeled Fest ending stigma from negative to positive with community power

Labeled Fest ending stigma from negative to positive with community power

Labeled Fest is a series of ideas and advocacy events focusing on ending the stigma in mental health, disability, developmental, recovery and other marginalized issues through films, ideas and interactions. This one of a kind event encompasses creative expression, multimedia, storytelling,
live performance and technology to create a vibrant community with proud labels.

Labeled Fest held May 5-7, 2022 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Thursday and Friday 6-10pm, Saturday from 10am-3pm. Schedule at labeledfest.org. Each day showcases various films, talks, live performances, panels, workshops, and presentations covering topics such as youth, mental health, development, recovery, marginalization, disability, suicide, identity, homelessness, advocacy.

Throughout will be community resources, educational crafts, invitation to share your thoughts via podcast and creating homeless care packs (materials will be provided, help is needed to assemble the packs). Labeled Fest is free. Free tickets available at labeledfest.org.

Labeled Fest aims to increase education and awareness of mental health. Community, Educational, and Creative resources will be provided at the Fest, for organizations, groups, and facilities to help their participants access help, education, and creative tips. Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available.

Never Mind the Stigma contest is a chance to win cash prizes by making a film, telling a story, giving a presentation. Think TEDTalks meets Sundance meets Got Talent as a format. Age groups: 13-17, 18-24, over.

Entry form found at nevermindthestigma.org. “We believe providing a welcoming place for people with hidden disabilities in mental health, is just as important as providing accessibility for other disabilities.” says Brian Higgins, the Mental Healthy Founder. Labeled Fest is a free interactive community event that aims to increase awareness and decrease stigma through education and advocacy.

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