October is is going to be part of some really exciting opportunities!
Taste the Arts, the annual festival of the Arts Consortium is still accepting Volunteers, October 10th is the World Federation for Mental Health's World Mental Health Day, with the theme:
‘MENTAL HEALTH IS A UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHT’, and much more!
PLEASE NOTE: MVMC will be closed from October 14 to October 23, the week after Taste the Arts for vacation.
Our collaboration for youth sessions has become "Outstanding". Our No Stigma Speaker's Bureau is also "outstanding", as they continue receiving and accepting requests for speaking engagements. "Outstanding October is our theme for October, as we continuously recognize the growth of MVMC and our outstanding staff and participants.
Corine speaking at the Tulare Sunrise Rotary Club; September 2023
There’s still time to volunteer for the Arts Consortium’s annual Taste the Arts Event is something participants like doing in October!
Participate as an Arts Consortium Volunteer at Taste the Arts 2023: https://forms.gle/AMXNqR7S4Mj6XdgN7
Merry Miller-Gass, facilitator for our Art and Feelings and the California Health Collaborative’s HEAL Project for youth, begins working with the CASA Kids, in CASA Art Night!
Lateef Kadara began a once-per-month youth session at Allensworth Community Center.
October is ADHD Awareness Month, Depression Awareness Month, and Anniversary of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.
Dates to remember: Mental Illness Awareness Week (Oct. 1-7), OCD Awareness Week (Oct. 8-14), and World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10)!
REMINDER: MVMC will be closed the week of October 14-23, 2023
National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI site: https://nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Suicide-Prevention-Awareness-Month-(SPAM)
Transitional Aged Youth Program; Alternative Family Resources; https://www.afs4kids.org/services/transition-aged-youth/
Mental Health America Mental Health Awareness Calendar; https://mhanational.org/mha-awareness-calendar-2023
The My Voice Media Center (MVMC) is made possible through a partnership between the Arts Consortium and the Tulare County Health and Human Services Mental Health branch.
October 2023 CALENDAR: https://www.myvoicemediacenter.com/calendarevents
The My Voice Media Center serves adults from throughout Tulare County who have first-hand experiences with mental health struggles and those who provide support for the same.
We believe that self-expression through various mediums of art can help our community members thrive on their path of wellness and recovery. The My Voice Media Center aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Our activities include the following:
We provide a safe and welcoming environment where participants may explore their own artistic style
We provide opportunities for our participants to learn from professional artists on and off-site
We provide exhibition and art sale opportunities for interested participants
We provide opportunities for our participants to take part in presentations that help educate our community at large about mental wellness and recovery
We collaborate with local organizations to promote and advocate for mental health services
We provide opportunities for our participants to visit other arts and culture centers
Onsite Adult Sessions: Photography, Printmaking, Video Editing, Photo Editing, Drawing, Painting, Guitar, 2D and 3D Art, NSSB (No Stigma Speakers Bureau), Peer Support, Art and Feelings, Art of Movement, and other activities, such as field trips.
Offsite Youth Sessions: Tulare County Court Appointed Youth, or CASA Art Night, California Health Collaborative’s HEAL Project Art Night
We would like to invite you to become a participant in the My Voice Media Center's free arts programming by visiting us and completing an enrollment form.
If you are interested in becoming a participant, having the NSSB session speak to your organization, would like to showcase MVMC’s artwork, or have general questions about the MVMC Project of Arts Consortium, please contact us!
Social Media: Facebook
Enroll at the Arts Consortium:
808 N Court St. Visalia, CA 93291
HRS: 10-3 PM TUES-FRI