In 2005, the Centre developed a special partnership with the Ottawa School of Art. Through this partnership young artists have produced mental health-themed murals that are prominently displayed at the Centre. The main goals of the mural project are to use art as a vehicle for raising awareness and reducing the stigma associated with mental health, and to get young people talking to each other about mental health issues.
As part of the mural project students who participate attend information and discussion sessions and then work in groups to create the visuals and messages that reflect their visions of mental health.
"In my lifetime, I’ve discovered that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something completely different."
Inside my own reflection
Piece by Piece
"Depression may be happening inside your head, but why should that mean it's not real? All you need to do is open your eyes and see it."
All Eyes on You
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind." - Dr. Seuss
"Love looks forward, hate looks back, anxiety has eyes all over its head." - Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook