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Breaking-the-SilenceEach May Canadians rally to support Mental Health Week held May 7 to May 13, this is a week where people are encouraged to talk about mental health, raise awareness and support and share stories or experiences. This year the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre is pleased to present an exhibition created by Artist, Mother and Registered Practical Nurse Melissa Comyn.

Melissa's own journey both professionally and personally have inspired her to create this exhibition. "By highlighting the challenges someone with mental health concerns could be facing day to day as well as in our healthcare system, it is my hope that these images and concepts presented will give the viewer an insight to the struggle." says Melissa Coming.

Art can be a healing outlet and expression that engages the viewer to relate and understand what has been expressed. This is an exhibition to expand emotional knowledge and an exercise in empathy.

Due to the sensitive content in this exhibition we encourage anyone requiring more information to contact our local healthcare providers CMHA Grey Bruce (Canadian Mental Health Association) or Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) and are grateful for the support and partnership of these organizations with this exhibition.

The exhibit opening reception will be held on Monday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. with opening remarks and light refreshments from the Pea Pod. Please RSVP by calling 519-797-2080 or emailing general email address if you are interested in attending this event. "Breaking the Silence" will be on display until May 19, 2018.

source: media release, Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre

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