MINDfest 2024: A Free Mental Health Arts Festival

MINDfest 2024: A Free Mental Health Arts Festival

Caring for the Mind, Body & Spirit

By: Christen Bourgeois Date: May 6th, 2024

Join us on Thursday, May 9th!

Time:  1:00p – 7:00p (PT)
Location: Skagit Valley College (Angst Hall), Mount Vernon, WA
*Preregistration is encouraged & free!

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Join UW Bothell and community partners at MINDfest 2024, a FREE community event promoting mental health and well-being featuring local music, cultural learning, entertainment, art, vendors, interactive workshops, and more.

The primary objectives of MINDfest are to create an inspiring, informative, and inclusive space that brings diverse communities together to promote dialogue about mental health, and to connect people to the resources and services they need to thrive!

Stop by the HIPRC’s booth for games, resources, free stickers, and more!

“We want to create an interactive experience that is fun and uplifting as well as engaging,” said Sandra Huber, event co-chair and co-director of Mental Health Matters WA. This year’s Keynote will be delivered by Professor Michael Tuncap, a higher education and non-profit leader, who will address “(e)Racing Hate: Mindfulness, Music, and Mental Health,” exploring the links between mental health, identity, culture, and purpose.

The festival will also address the impact of social media. Dr. Lucia Magis-Weinberg, Assistant Professor of Psychology at UW Seattle, will present on the connection between mental health and social media, followed by a Q&A. Attendees can also view the documentary “LIKE,” which explores strategies for mindful social media use and fostering a healthier relationship with technology.

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Source: Mental Health Matters WA, a grant-funded program sponsored by Skagit Public Health, North Sound ACH, and the University of Washington Bothell; Skagit Valley College (SVC) News.