“Story Over Stigma” is inspired by the work of the Lindner Center of Hope. The mission of this piece is to help bring awareness to the topic of mental illness. Photos of those dealing with mental illness directly (family, friends, and health care workers) will be displayed along with audio of their stories. There are also three neon heads (fabricated by the talented Tom and Greg of Neonworks Cincinnati) that will appear similar in silhouette, but will have different thoughts and feelings going on inside at any given time. The goal of this piece is to put faces to the disease of mental illness and to hopefully play a small part in being a catalyst for change.