McLean Hospital, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT), and the NH Community Behavioral Health Association (NH CBHA) are bringing an inspirational exhibit highlighting stories of people living with mental illness to New Hampshire.
The Manchester exhibit is part of Deconstructing Stigma: Changing Attitudes About Mental Health, McLean’s international mental health awareness campaign, featuring compelling portraits of courageous people who volunteer to share their stories with the hope of changing how people living with mental illness are viewed.
Deconstructing Stigma initially launched in 2016 with a large installation at Boston’s Logan International Airport. Since then, McLean has partnered with airports and other public venues worldwide to feature volunteers who share their stories about their experiences living with mental illness. The Manchester exhibit features several volunteers from New Hampshire.
“We are excited to bring Deconstructing Stigma to New Hampshire and are grateful to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and our advocacy partners for supporting our efforts to heighten awareness and spark conversation about mental health,” said Scott J. O’Brien, director of Education Outreach for McLean Hospital.
“Most of all, however, I want to express our deepest thanks to the volunteers of Deconstructing Stigma who have bravely shared their personal stories in hopes of helping others.”
The exhibit, which was installed across from baggage claim 3-5 at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, features individuals from New Hampshire and beyond who have experienced the impact of mental health challenges.