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NAMI Western Massachusetts to Present Virtual Art and Poetry Show

AGAWAM — The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts will hold a virtual art and poetry show for its 10th annual art show featuring the work of artists living with mental-health conditions.

This year, NAMI Western Massachusetts will incorporate poetry into the “Art for Hearts & Minds” art show. This is an opportunity for artists with lived experience of mental illness to have a showcase for their work. It is an important opportunity to educate the public about the lives, creativity, and abilities of individuals in the Western Mass. community who are affected by this often-stigmatized illness.

Click here for more information on how to submit art and poetry. The submission deadline is March 31.

NAMI is dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for individuals and families affected by mental health conditions through support, education and advocacy. According to statistics, 1 in 5 Americans will face mental health problems every year with a dramatic increase in cases due to the stress related with the pandemic. NAMI-WM, with your help, can continue its work with America’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.