With the recent passing of Dr. Oliver Sacks we have lost more than just a brilliant doctor and writer. Fountain House and people living with serious mental illness everywhere have lost a friend and an advocate.
Our new exhibition, “Navigating New York,” opened at Fountain House Gallery with a gala reception on May 14, 2015. This group show features works by more than two dozen Fountain House Gallery artists who have employed diverse mediums to explore the ways in which they "navigate" their daily lives in New York City – physically, intellectually and emotionally.
On Monday, May 4th, Fountain House raised over one million dollars at its 12th Annual Symposium and Luncheon. The event took place in the Grand Ballroom of The Pierre, where more than 500 guests gathered in support of Fountain House.
Fountain House members and staff are working together to respond to the devastation caused by the earthquake in Nepal. More than 6.6 million people were affected by the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that rattled Nepal on April 29th. Fountain House member Cyrus Napolitano has been in daily contact with our friends at community mental health groups in both Nepal and nearby Kolkata, India. Fortunately, all involved are safe and no damage or injuries have been reported.
More than 500 people— including Fountain House members, staff, and community members— spent Saturday morning in Riverside Park to raise awareness about the connection between mental and physical health. The second annual walk/run has a dual purpose of fighting stigma while promoting the importance of physical fitness for people with mental illness.