Mark Your Calendars!!! 4 p.m. Sunday, October 6, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River
It’s almost debut time—and we can hardly wait! The Gorge Wellness Alliance—of which One Community Health is a founding member—is excited to announce that one month from now, it will hold a FREE showing of its mini-documentary “Cultivate: Compassion,” produced by CoenFilm.
Please save the date! The afternoon activities will kick off at 4 p.m. sharp on Sunday, October 6, at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. In addition to the film, GWA will host a reception and panel discussion featuring several of the documentary’s participants (our “STARS!”). Join us to help spotlight the Gorge Wellness Alliance’s mission to build compassion for those with mental health challenges and, importantly, reduce stigma throughout the Columbia River Gorge.
As mentioned, the event is FREE and open to the public—best suited for ages 10+ due to sensitive content and discussions. As most of us have experienced the impacts of mental health and substance abuse, whether directly or indirectly, this film and discussion could benefit you and your loved ones. Having you there in person will help show your commitment to having compassion for those with mental health conditions, including drug/alcohol problems, and, importantly, to reducing stigma. It also shows a courageous willingness to simply try to understand.
In case you didn’t know, The Gorge Wellness Alliance (GWA) is a group of local Gorge-based health advocates and community members. Its mission is to promote compassion for every person in the Gorge because its members believe they can create a stigma-free culture in the Gorge community. This film is part of a larger “Cultivate: Compassion” public awareness campaign.
In 2018, One Community Health (OCH) founded the GWA. “Cultivate: Compassion” is currently funded by both OCH and Skamania County Community Health. Other GWA participants and advisors include: Comprehensive Healthcare/Skyline Hospital, Columbia Gorge Children’s Advocacy Center, Flux Therapy, Hood River County Prevention Office, Mid-Columbia Center for Living, National Alliance on Mental Illness- Gorge Chapter, North Central Public Health District, Our Klickitat Coalition, Southwest Accountable Community of Health (SWACH), Swift Consulting, The Next Door and Youth Think.
Please save the date, show your commitment to this campaign’s mission, and join us:
What: “Cultivate: Compassion” reception, film premiere and panel discussion
When: Sunday, October 6, 2019. Reception begins at 4 p.m. Film will be shown at 4:30.
Where: Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River
Cost: FREE! Space is limited, seating will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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