On My Mind: A Discussion Series About Mental Health

Social Isolation and Mental Wellbeing

Wednesday, July 24 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Admission Rates | $5 Adult | Youth & RAC Members are FREE

Description | Social isolation is linked to mental disorders and brain-based conditions such as anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, and Alzheimer’s disease. Isolation-induced disorders impact those who experience them, their families, social and health services, and health care costs. Following a tour of the Mental Health: Mind Matters exhibit, a panel will discuss social isolation and mental health concerns among the more vulnerable groups of seniors, persons with disabilities, rural residents, and persons of color.

Register for this discussion here: Social Isolation and Mental Wellbeing

Mental Health Care: Finding the Care You Need

Tuesday, July 30 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Admission Rates | $5 Adult | Youth & RAC Members are FREE

Description | While many people may at some time or another feel the need for mental healthcare, there are often perceived barriers that may be able to be overcome. Ranging from lack of knowledge of mental healthcare options to mental health stigmas, people are not getting the help they need. Join us to learn about the range of psychology services, quality of care and general access. Leave with knowledge and even a list of free apps that can help.

Register for this discussion here: Mental Health Care: Finding the Care You Need

Manic Impressive: Tristan Miller’s Comedic Take on BiPolar Disorder

Monday, August 5 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Admission Rates | $5 Adult | Youth & RAC Members are FREE

Description | In Manic Impressive, Tristan Miller offers up rapid fire observations about both his own experience and mental health in general. The show hopes to enlighten, entertain, and educate the general public about Bipolar Disorder. Myq Kaplan says, “(Tristan) is funny, sweet, creative, and thoughtful on the issue of mental health…” After the comedy, Tristan will have a Q&A with audience members and experts in BiPolar Disorders.

Register for this presentation here: Manic Impressive

LGBTQ+ Pride: Resilience in the Face of Adversity

Tuesday, August 13 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Admission Rates | $5 Adult | Youth & RAC Members are FREE

Description | Join Mayo Clinic and community leaders to discuss the impact of marginalization on mental health. Through a mix of storytelling, poetry, and clinical research, explore the issues the LGBTQ+ community face and how allies and community members can promote an atmosphere of genuine inclusivity.

Register for this discussion here: LGBTQ+ Pride: Resilience in the Face of Adversity

The Ripple Effect: Suicide Awareness

Wednesday, August 14 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Admission Rates | $5 Adult | Youth & RAC Members are FREE

Description | Join us for a screening of Suicide: The Ripple Effect which focuses on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions heal & stay alive. Following the film, community coordinator, Josh Jensen will lead a discussion.

Register for this discussion here: The Ripple Effect: Suicide Awareness

Increase in Stress and Anxiety in Abrahamic Faith Cultures

Tuesday, August 20 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Admission Rates | $5 Adult | Youth & RAC Members are FREE

Description | The increased evidence and visibility of faith-based hate activity globally has local impact. Join local spiritual leaders from the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Islam, Christianity, in a discussion about the repercussions of growing religious intolerance on human hearts and minds.

Register for this discussion here: Abrahamic Faith Cultures

Rochester Art Center is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an operational support grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.