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Horror Movies and STIGMA

By Megan Wimsatt

October is here and that means horror movies are going to be playing on television and in theaters again. Although the topic of mental illness and how it is represented in horror movies has been talked about before, it does not make it any less important. With Mental Illness Awareness Week in the first full week of October, and NAMI’s theme of “CureStigma” this year, the stigma of mental illness in horror movies is pretty relevant.

"If it's the season for comfort and joy, why do I feel so sad?"

If you’ve ever had this thought, you are not alone. For people struggling with depression, seasonal affective disorder, addiction, or a recent loss, holiday cheer can seem like a cruel joke. The rest of the world seems to be rejoicing while you’re struggling to get through the day. Every Christmas carol seems to mock your inability to share the joy, and festive gatherings only highlight your isolation. 

Enjoying Local Holiday Events

At our Education NIght, speaker Areyn Williams from Family Service of Northwest Ohio shared some awesome local holidy fun to enjoy!

 

Holiday Lights on Charles Street

930 Charles Street 

Bowling Green, OH 43402

Now through December 31st

5:30pm-10:00pm

 

Sounds of the Season Concert

First Presbyterian Church

126 S. Church Street

Bowling Green, OH 43402

December 16th @7:00pm

 

Holiday Cookie Bake Off 

Wood County Public Library

251 N. Main Street

Bowling Green, OH 43402

New Exciting Fundraiser

We're very excited to launch the first of our seasonal shirt campaign! After starting off the 10 days of sales on friday we have already sold 17 (just over halfway to our goal). We are hoping people join us in this new and thrilling awareness campaign. Please follow the link to view the shirt and purchase yours today sales end on the 10th! 

Our plan is to have a design contest for the following seasons shirts. Stay tuned! 

Shirt Campaign

- Jessica and Terra

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