Our Human Library launch in July at the Carnegie Library in East Liberty was a great success!
A big thanks to the speakers at our Human Library Launch for bringing their story and truth into the room in powerful ways. A big thank you to all who attended for showing up ready to fully engage, learn, and dialogue! You all made the Human Library launch a success.
News coverage of the event:
“‘Human Library’ event in East Liberty sparks dialogue on behavioral health” from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Human Library is available to you!
Our Human Library will be available for a wide variety of events and organizations, and the format can change to work within various events and contexts. Here are two ways to get involved.
Hosting a Human Library event
Because “Nothing Defeats Fear like a Face.” Through the power of personal story, educate your organization, congregation, business, campus, or work team about behavioral health and the journeys of those who experience it.
Listen, learn, dialogue and help to end the stigma and stereotypes too often associated with persons living with behavioral health concerns. Utilize these personal narratives to educate the communities you’re a part of.
Sharing your story about behavioral health by becoming a Human Library participant
We welcome people who have been impacted by behavioral health issues to express their experience.
- Tell the narrative that is true and empowering to them
- Receive training on how to tell their story with passion, purpose and precision
- Build relationships in the behavioral health community
- Be supported by fellow storyteller and the Human Library community
Contact the Human Library Organizer at 412.456.1877 x 211 or email@example.com to be a part of the Human Library as a story teller or a listener; educating and confronting fear through the power of narrative and dialogue.
About the Author
Kali Stull is the Human Library Organizer at Consumer Health Coalition.