Here's is a little bit about the Mindful exhibit from their website:
"One in four adults lives with a mental health condition, yet this common illness often remains hidden behind a wall of secrecy and isolation. Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art – Contemporary Craft’s latest socially engaged art experience – breaks down societal stigmas and offers an opportunity to encounter and understand mental health through the lens of contemporary craft. Featuring a series of exhibitions, innovative community engagement and education opportunities, and a diverse series of programs and events, Mindful reaches beyond the gallery walls to examine creativity’s role in mental health, resiliency, and compassion."
"Community Voices is an exhibition of stories and artwork by ten artists whose lives are affected by mental illness. For some, mental health challenges impact them directly while others have loved ones living with mental illness. Each piece in the exhibition depicts a personal journey of tension, resiliency and hope. Community Voices is a testament to how making art can heal and transform the mind.Featuring audio and video components to further enhance the powerful narratives of the participating artists, Community Voices will be on view in the SCC Studio display cases September 18 through December 7, 2015."
All that said and done...if you're in the Pittsburgh area... I encourage you to go to this amazing show, and then report back to me on what you thought!