When: Sat., Feb. 11, 7 p.m. 2017
At a time that can be tough for anyone feeling a little unloved, take some time to ponder over a group of people that are all-too-often overlooked throughout the year. Paper | Cut Gallery’s “Love Is The Answer,” will aim to tackle mental health issues by raising funds for the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. While families suffer in silence, many mentally ill individuals don’t have anyone to turn to to deal with their unique challenges. The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a non-profit, grassroots, self-help support and advocacy organization of consumers, families and friends of people with severe mental illnesses that looks to end the silence and soften the stigma that mental illness brings upon the people it affects. In Charlotte, trained NAMI volunteers bring peer-led programs to a wide variety of community settings, from churches to schools to NAMI Affiliates. With the unique understanding of people with lived experience, these programs and support groups provide outstanding free education, skills training and support. Check out some art from local artists — much of which focuses on love — and buy your significant other a gift for a good cause.