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HCRS to Host Me2/Orchestra Concert

HCRS will be hosting a community concert with the Me2/Orchestra on Saturday, October 21, at The Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro. This event is being held in honor of our 50th anniversary with the goal of promoting community awareness and destigmatizing mental health disorders and treatment.

Over 115,000 Vermonters are estimated to have experienced a mental illness during the past year. Many of these individuals are unwilling to seek help due to the stigma surrounding mental health services. The Me2/Orchestra’s mission is to erase the stigma surrounding mental illness through supportive classical music ensembles and inspiring performances. The Me2/Orchestra consists of musicians living with mental illness and people who support them. Nearly 50% of the orchestra’s members have a mental health condition such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, addiction, borderline personality disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Other musicians may not have a mental health condition themselves but they join Me2/ to use their musical skills to further this vital social mission.

Tickets to this inspiring classical music concert may be purchased in advance for $10 at www.hcrsme2.eventbrite.com. Tickets are also being sold at HCRS’ Brattleboro (Fairview Street), Bellows Falls, and Springfield offices. Tickets at the door will be $15.

For more information, please contact Alice at (802) 886-4567 ext. 2191.