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Friday, July 29 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Mental Health Monologues: Sharing Stories, Reducing Stigma; and Performance by Comedian Dean Masello: "I'm So OCD"

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Join us to develop an understanding of how to foster an open dialogue about mental illness within your community. We will discuss the process for producing a Mental Health Monologues performance, and how you can bring this experience to your own campus. We will present past performances from the University of Michigan’s 2015/2016 Mental Health Monologues Show and give you the opportunity to learn about an effective process for sharing personal stories in an impactful and understandable way. We are working to change the conversation
about mental health in our community, and hope to inspire you to recognize the ability for performance art to be an effective mode of expression for building greater understanding of mental health concerns. We will close with a performance by Dean Masello.

Dean Masello has had crippling anxiety for as long as he can remember — at least as far back as kindergarten. As a teenager, he came to believe that he was destined for psychosis. His one-man show “I’m So OCD”, is a comedic and harrowing ride into the dark terrors of the mind. Through storytelling and high-tech wizardry, Dean deftly illustrates the intensity of obsessive-compulsive disorder, and how the most dangerous traps are the walls we create within our own minds.

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Sonia Doshi

Sonia Doshi is a senior at the University of Michigan studying User Experience Design in the School of Information. She is the Research Study Coordinator for the Healthy Minds Network where she has organized studies on brief video interventions for college students at the University of Michigan to reduce barriers to help-seeking. Along with this role, she is an organizing member of the AthletesConnected initiative, focused on supporting student... Read More →
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Dean Masello

Dean Masello has had crippling anxiety for as long as he can remember - at least as far back as kindergarten. As a teenager, he came to believe that he was destined for psychosis. His one-man show "I'm So OCD" , is a comedic and harrowing ride into the dark terrors of the mind. Through storytelling and high-tech wizardry, Dean deftly illustrates the intensity of obsessive-compulsive disorder, and how the most dangerous traps are the walls we... Read More →


Friday July 29, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Chicago B/C, 5th Floor