The Winona State University Active Minds Club will host its first ever Mental Health Monologues at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, with a matinee performance at 1 p.m. April 11, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.
Monologues about personal experiences with mental health written by WSU students and faculty will be performed. The performances seek to erase the stigma surrounding mental health, and show that there is hope of treatment and recovery in mental illness.
The Active Minds Club provides mental health advocacy to WSU students and helps promote mental health on campus, with the goal of normalizing mental health experiences and helping the public understand the prevalence of mental illness within their own community. Active Minds raises money for organizations such as the EMILY program in the Twin Cities and Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center in Winona.
Admission to the event is a free will donation, and all profits will go towards mental health promotion and awareness within the Winona community.