November 15, 2019
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Northern Light Acadia Hospital hosting ‘I AM MORE’ photo exhibit addressing mental health stigma

Community Author: Alan Comeau
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BANGOR — Northern Light Acadia Hospital has partnered with the Yellow Tulip Project to host the I AM MORE photo exhibit, which is running until Oct. 11 at the hospital on 268 Stillwater Avenue.

This powerful black-and-white photography exhibit aims to erase the stigma that surrounds mental illness by expanding our perceptions and challenging expectations of what mental illness “looks like.” The courageous models in this exhibit are more than their depression, their anxiety, their eating disorder, their post-traumatic stress disorder or being a suicide survivor. They are musicians, artists, nature lovers, parents, and friends; and they are all Facing Stigma.

The exhibit has been installed primarily for the hospital’s employees, patients, and their visitors. In order to respect the privacy of our patients and their visitors, the hospital will require community members to call ahead and be escorted to the gallery area. Please call Amie at 973-6022 to schedule a time to visit the hospital and view the portraits.