Sep 22 Sat
  1. The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Mental Health Myths and Mysteries - CANCELLED

    Starts 9/22/2018 at 2:00 PM EDT
    Ends 9/23/2018 at 12:00 AM EDT
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    @ 122 EAST CHATHAM, CARY, NC, 27511, United States

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    On September 22, 2018 The Community Initiatives of NC will hold its First Annual Mental Health Conference with this year’s theme being,” The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Unveiling the myths and mysteries of Mental Illness”. The Community Initiatives of NC is dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. We believe that mental health is a critical part of overall wellness. As such, we recognize and value the need that exists for us to work collaboratively with a variety of organizations that can help us leverage the communities we all serve. Each Year, we bring together advocates, educators, researchers, business and community leaders, member of Council and health professionals from across the region and country to partake in this critical conversation in hopes to enact CHANGE amongst the individuals in our communities.

    We want to change the way mental health is viewed and treated and know, with your help, we will succeed. Your support allows us to continue to educate, raise awareness, and reduce stigma around common mental health disorders and suicide.

    We have the opportunity to showcase a screening of the documentary When Harlem Saved A King. This documentary unravels the story of the attempted assassination of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by a demented African American woman who was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Following the documentary we will partake in a powerful panel discussion followed by a Q&A.

    When Harlem Saved a King

    90 minutes
    Not Rated

    This provocative documentary detailing the 1958 stabbing of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by an African American Woman showcases the depths of what can happen when mental health goes undiagnosed and untreated. It is currently in the post-production stages by Jireh Productions. The night will start with with a light reception followed by a screening of the documentary. A panel discussion follows the film with Tanya Julien, Sean Ingram, Allyne Spinner, Asha Terry, and Jeffrey Swanson.

    For assistance with accessible seating requests at The Cary Theater after 3pm on Friday and throughout the weekend, please contact the general box office at 919-462-2055, and/or reach out to the House Manager beginning one hour prior to the performance.