Monthly Archives: December 2017

6,800+ Ways to Fight Stigma

Every day, people experience shame and feel judged because of mental health issues. Then there’s a performance, someone shares the story of another person impacted.  Because of that, people understand they are not alone. Moving forward, healing can begin, which improves the lives of individuals, families, communities, and society. Fighting stigma is what we do We create work to start conversations, our efforts destigmatize mental health issues. Thanks to you, over 6,800 men, women, and teenagers have … Continue reading

Amy Sarno Discusses “The Holidays Unwrapped”

Erasing the Distance Artistic Director Amy Sarno shares how she came to build The Holidays Unwrapped, a music-filled performance that braids together the real stories of nine people. The show is an exploration of how to manage stress during the holiday season.   Why did you want to do a holiday show? During the holiday season, many feel anxiety and depression. The expectations and family dynamics can be triggers for people, both individuals with mental … Continue reading


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