Floris UMC/Restoration presents This Is My Brave’s National Teen Show
Sunday, September 26 at 7 p.m.
Floris UMC/Restoration is partnering with This Is My Brave to create an event that is both impactful and beautiful.
This Is My Brave is a mental health storytelling organization that works to end the stigma of mental illness and addiction. They shine a light on personal stories of hope and recovery. During live stage events, cast members express themselves creatively – through personal essays, spoken word poetry, original song, stand-up comedy or dance.
This Is My Brave empowers individuals to put their names and faces to their stories of recovery from mental illness and addiction. We hope to inspire others to speak openly about their experiences as well. When we share stories, everyone – storytellers and audience members – feels more connected and hopeful about the future.
Our aim with this show is to lessen the silent suffering of teens. We hope that, in hearing these stories, teens, families and communities will begin to talk openly about mental health to inspire those who need it to speak up and ask for help.
7-8 p.m. – Live Performance by National Teens
8-8:15 p.m. – Reception and Vendors
8:15-9 p.m. – Optional Break-Out Rooms (parents and teens) with mental health professionals for discussion and Q&A. Participants will also have a chance to meet the performers!
Bring your neighbors, co-workers and family to this compelling event! All are welcome. Parents of children under the age of 14 will want to attend and have open dialogue following the event.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will cap attendance (250 people ) and require everyone wear a mask.
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