Posted May 4, 2012 - 3:12pm by Tracy
Without question, the very best articles that have been featured on Well Community Chicago are the ones that tell real stories. Sure, we can interview experts at Swedish Covenant Hospital and provide great, medically-sound information and advice on how to cope with arthritis, what to expect as a new parent, how to create the most healthful eating plan and ways to get started with a new fitness routine (and we do!) — but it is the stories of real life Chicago residents that make these articles come alive and give them substance, context and true feeling.
This production tells the first-hand stories of five local women living with depression, bipolar disorder and other mental health concerns. These conditions are not just medical terms and labels; they are very real, very personal parts of life for each of these women. Clinicians, family members, friends and strangers cannot truly understand the impact of these mental health conditions without hearing the raw, first-hand stories that real people have to share.
I could go on about how valuable this show will be, but I think this video says it all: http://vimeo.com/41555870
“Good Enough” premieres at the Hoover-Leppen Theatre at the Center on Halsted on May 14 and runs through May 22. You can buy tickets here.
Look for a full Well Community report on the show, including information about mental health services available at Swedish Covenant Hospital, in the next few days.