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We invite you to join Optum Pierce Regional Support Network and TACID and Stand Up for Mental Health for an evening of laughter and hope.
David Granirer is the founder of Stand Up for Mental Health, www.standupformentalhealth.com, a project where people with mental health challenges turn their problems into comedy. His work was featured in the documentary, Cracking Up, which won a prestigious Voice Award.
This show features David and a group of Tacoma area residents he has trained to perform comedy all about their recovery journeys.
By giving mental health consumers a powerful voice we help reduce public stigma and discrimination around mental health challenges. “The idea is that laughing at our setbacks raises us above them. It makes people go from despair to hope, and hope is crucial to anyone struggling with adversity" says Granirer.
Two of our graduate comics have this to say about Stand Up for Mental Health;
"It has helped with my recovery. Things that would eat at me before are dissolving away like bread in water." -Tony Price
"I have given my recovery story in the past to professional and peer groups, often feeling drained and exposed after the experience. Every time we do comedy, I feel built up, energized and able to go forth to see a new perspective." - Laurel Lemke
All ticket proceeds and donations benefit TACID.
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
While there is no age limit, we suggest adults accompany children as there may be adult language and content in the show.
Can I purchase tickets without a credit card?
Yes, you can also pay by check. Simply click "other payment option" after selecting the number of tickets. You will need to complete the online registration and contact the host for assistance with check payment processing.
What are my parking/transport options getting to the event?
There is plenty of free parking outside the auditorium in lots H&G. If you are traveling by bus, the TCC Transit Center is within walking distance.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
There is no food or drink allowed in the auditorium.
When & Where
Optum Pierce Regional Support Network & TACID
About Optum Pierce Regional Support Network
Every child, youth, adult and elder has the right to live in their community with health, dignity and hope.
Recovery and resiliency start with you. Your goals. Your dreams. Your strengths. Your family. Your culture. Your ideas. Others have found help and hope here. You can too.
Mental health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation enabling a person with a mental health problem to live a meaningful life in a community of his or her choice while striving to achieve his or her full potential.
Each of us looks to the community for a wide range of supports - education, housing, health and mental health, employment, safety and security, and more. As the Regional Support Network for Pierce County, OptumHealth will look to community stakeholders for guidance, input, and participation in the ongoing development of effective systems of care.
About TACID The Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities promotes the independence of individuals with disabilities through peer support, advocacy and self-sufficiency programs. People with disabilities deserve a barrier-free community where hope, empowerment, and social connections are possible.