“Maladjusted in an interactive theatre production and it engages audiences with authentic voices done by patients and caregivers from within the mental health sector,” NENAN service coordinator Taryn Danford says.
The story surrounds three narratives: A young teenager struggling with sadness over her friend’s suicide is misdiagnosed by her doctor and put on prescription drugs; a youth homeless man who is legitimately taking prescription meds gets thrown into dangerous circumstances by frustrated social workers trying their best to help him through their mechanizing system; and finally, the story tackles society’s inability to adjust to the needs of a “maladjusted” mental health sector.
Danford says those who should attend are “anyone who has questions about mental health, who has struggled with mental health, or has family members that have mental health experiences.”
“It’s really about humanizing mental health.”
Maladjusted is performing at the Taylor Community Hall, located on 9896 Cherry Avenue, Thursday February 19, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Maladjusted is also performing at Chetwynd Secondary, located on 5000 46 Street, on February 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are being sold for $10.00 a piece, and can only be purchased over the phone by contacting Daford directly at 250 787 2151.
If you would like to attend the Chetwynd performance, contact Dianne Neufeld-Hagen at the Society for Community Living by calling 250 401 3045.