The Facing Project, created in 2012, is a national organization that connects people through stories to strengthen communities. Facing Depression in East Central Indiana, a project under the national umbrella, aims to tell the stories of those who struggle with depression and to create ongoing dialogue about the topic. This iteration is a collaborative effort between The Facing Project and undergraduate students at Ball State University. To date, The Facing Project has spread to 21 communities, resulting in 16 books centered on issues such as autism, addiction and poverty. Further information on Facing Depression can be found at munciedepression.facingproject.com.
Authentic, personal stories from the community about those who have struggled with depression will be compiled in a book and shared at a free community monologue event on Thursday, April 23, at 7 PM at the Muncie Civic Theatre. The students hope to present free books to those who attend the monologue event as well as those who have a direct influence on individuals who struggle with depression.
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