Country Roads Magazine: The YouAren'tAlone Project, Expressing the experiences of depression and anxiety through live art
What is remarkable about depression is that even though it affects over 18% of our population (forty million adults a year), the experience itself is remarkably isolating.
Baton Rouge's YouAren'tAlone Project hopes to break through that isolation, to talk about it in the open. For its inaugural event, a collective of local artists will present a body of diverse works depicting the stories of those suffering from anxiety and depression, literally showing what it looks like through visual, literary, and performing arts. Free for ages 21 and older. Refreshments will be provided. 7 pm–11 pm at Mid City Ballroom, 136 South Acadian Thwy.
By starting a conversation, the organization also hopes to start a community, a support network of survivors, those struggling, supporters, and everyone in between. Register for the Live Art Event, and learn more about the YouAren'tAlone Project at youarenotalone.com.
[Read more about the YouAren'tAlone Project in this story from our May 2019 issue.]