AWI Sanctuary Space presents: My Mental Health Story – Schizophrenia

An ongoing Continued Connections program that creates virtual spaces for people to connect at the intersection of art and mental health.

“My Mental Health Story – Schizophrenia” is a virtual Sanctuary Space event that was hosted by Art With Impact on August 24, 2022. We were joined by mental health advocate, speaker, and writer Nikki Kennedy to watch a short interview about living with schizophrenia, share lived experiences and mental wellness tips, and co-create a stigma-free world.

Watch: Interactive event recording + presentation:

Video interview screened at event:

Special Guest:
Nikki Kennedy

More resources on schizophrenia recommended by Nikki Kennedy:

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance
Learn how to support someone else’s mental health: Be There Certificate


Date:August 24, 2022
Time:3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Evaluation

100% of participants felt the event created awareness of mental health issues
100% of participants gained new tools to support their own wellness
89% of participants made a meaningful connection with other people
At this event, I had like-minded amazing individuals with whom I got to share space with today and I feel so valued with today’s presentation. "
--Sanctuary Space attendee


Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. MHSOAC holds public mental health systems accountable, provides oversight for eliminating disparities; promotes wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensures positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.