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.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."