Faulty Human Mental Fitness Fair
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Faulty Human Mental Fitness Fair

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Community Mental Fitness Fair titled Faulty Human, supports awareness and funding for The Aspen Strong Mental Health Fund held at Aspen Community Foundation. The fund subsidizes mental health services for under-insured and uninsured individuals and families who cannot afford to pay for them. Scholarships are awarded for up to 10 sessions per request for private therapy, group therapy and psychiatric assessment.

The title Faulty Human comes from artwork and inspiration from local High School student and artist, Axel Livingston:
“Mental illness is a continuous cycle for me, the second I think I have one base covered I seem to slip up on another. I find myself trapped in the jaws of something I don’t quite understand. I’ve found it very helpful to express the pain & try to unattach from it. It’s beneficial to attribute my pain to a condition rather than think of myself as a faulty human. The idea around this piece is mental growth. I have only grown because I expressed myself. There is a profound power in acknowledging & releasing pain and discomfort. However we may do this, it all works the same”.

In reading is explanation of what mental illness meant to him, we realized the shame that may come with the feeling of being a faulty human. However, we are all perfectly imperfect. We are all “faulty” in some way. We want to take this opportunity to celebrate our differences and our similarities. To come together as one, one community, that encourages people to be proud of who they are, and to provide the community with as many resources and tools that support the four pillars of mental fitness.

This year, our goal is to reach $100,000 in support of The Aspen Strong Mental Health Fund held at Aspen Community Foundation. A donation of $1250 would cover one family or individual with ten therapy sessions they would not otherwise receive. Even a small donation can make a big impact on the communities mental well-being!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email lindsey@aspenstrong.org or click here to donate now.

Details

Date:
September 24
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Organizer

Lindsey Lupow
Email:
lindsey@aspenstrong.com

Venue

Paepcke Park
198 E Hopkins Ave
Aspen, CO 81611 United States
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Phone:
(970) 920-5120
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