Common Struggle, Individual Experience: An Exhibition About Mental Health Presented by Hartford HealthCare Institute of Living

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November 12, 2021- October 16, 2022

Understanding how people have struggled with mental health throughout history helps us support ourselves and each other today. This exhibition explores how society has sought and continues to seek care for the mind and mental health. Letters, photographs, and other artifacts will help share the experiences of Connecticans from the past. Oral history interviews, recorded in 2020 and 2021, will share the perspectives of people today.

Note: This exhibition will be on display in the galleries at the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History.

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This exhibition is made possible with generous support from CT Humanities and Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, and Hartford HealthCare Institute of Living.

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Many thanks to our Exhibition Ambassadors:

Bridge Family Center
Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc.
Mental Health Connecticut
Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford
Honor Wellness Center
Unitarian Society of Hartford
Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities

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