Murals to be displayed in BX schools for mental health
Three public murals are being displayed at Bronx schools as a way for people with mental illnesses to find an outlet and destigmatize people suffering from mental health issues.
The effort stems from a team-up of the New York City Department of Health and VIP Community Services.
The murals will go up at two schools in the Bronx.
"It's really one of the first of its kind to actually take community mural-making and actually use that to talk about mental health in New York," says Vanessa Smith, project manager of the New York City Mural Arts Department.
Two painting days will be held in May where anyone in the community can help put the murals together. They will then get put up at TAPCo High School on Webster Avenue and C.S. 211 Elementary School on Prospect Avenue.