Clients of Family & Children’s Services know how to strut their stuff. Several participated in the 9th Annual Mental Health Fashion and Talent Showcase on May 4 at First United Methodist Church. The show gives individuals with mental illness an opportunity to enjoy the spotlight, build self-esteem and confidence, and socialize in a warm and accepting environment.
Family & Children’s Services Chief Executive Officer Gail Lapidus gave a special welcome to the participants. “When you take to the stage, you serve as examples to others who struggle with mental illness. You demonstrate – here on the catwalk, and in your everyday lives – the power of hope. Every glamorous pose you strike, every glorious note you hit, proves that recovery from mental illness is possible,” said Lapidus.
Hundreds turned out for the event.