Stand Up for Mental Health
Friday, October 26, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
We invite you to join 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 featured 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
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.
What if I have a financial barrier but would still like to attend the event?
TACID has a limited number or reduced rate tickets available to those who qualify. Please contact the host for more information.
When & Where
Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities
6315 South 19th Street, Tacoma, WA 98466
253-565-9000; 253-565-3486 TTY
People with accommodation needs may contact us through Washington Relay Services at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388 (TTY or ASCII); 1-800-833-6386 (VCO); or 1-877-833-6341 (STS). Telebraille users may call 1-888-833-6365. If you require accommodation to participate in this event, please contact our receptionist at (253) 565-9000 at least 7 days in advance.