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Stand Up for Mental Health

Presented by Stand Up for Mental Health and the Crisis Center of Johnson County


  The Englert Theatre

Event Description

Box Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
(319) 688-2653

Ticketing: FREE and open to the public


Stand Up For Mental Health and The Crisis Center of Johnson County have teamed up to put on a great show featuring people with mental health issues doing stand-up comedy all about their mental health journeys.

Stand Up For Mental Health was featured in the VOICE Award winning documentary Cracking Up! Led by David Granirer, a counselor and a stand-up comic who himself has depression, Stand Up For Mental Health aims to reduce public stigma around mental health issues and spread a message of hope and empowerment.

Criteria: Participants must:

• Have a psychiatric disability, addiction or mental health issues
• Have stable housing (if taking the course outside an institution)
• A support system of, peers, family, professionals or some combination of that.
• Be in recovery
• Have at least one year of sobriety
• Be capable of sitting in class and paying attention
• Be able to read and write in English. Don’t worry – grammar and spelling don’t count!
• Have access to email and phone • Have the motivation and desire to create healthy change
• And above all else, have a desire to do stand up comedy

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