The 3rd Annual Yellow Hope Day Celebration is an event focused on community building and stigma reduction of mental illness. Hosted on Sunday, May 5th in Congress Square Park from noon – 2pm, the event will feature music, speeches, poetry, wellness tables, crafts, and hopeful activities. Hope Day will conclude with a community walk to Longfellow Square to view the Community Hope Garden that was planted there in October.
The Yellow Tulip Project focuses on smashing the stigma that surrounds mental illness and building a community where people realize there is help and hope out there. The YTP is meant to let people know that “Hope Happens”. We know that the stigma often prevents people who experience mental health challenges and their families from getting the support they need and deserve. We are fiercely dedicated to helping people know that there are ways to get help, people there for them and that circumstances can and will change. We hope that someday soon talking about mental illness will be as comfortable and normalized as talking about any physical illness and that more people will know that there is help and hope out there. Our message is simple and clear: come together- plant hope gardens-build community, talk about mental health and smash the stigma- and we are proud of the way that The Yellow Tulip Project is spreading to communities across the US.
For more information or to get involved please contact us at: http://www.theyellowtulipproject.org