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Book Release: “Written Off” at Word Up Community Bookshop

“Written Off, Mental Health Stigma and the Loss of Human Potential” by Philip Yanos tells the story of how mental health stigma comes to have a profound impact on the lives of people diagnosed with mental illnesses, and how it effects everyone, whether or not they have been diagnosed themselves. It tells its story using a combination of case examples, history, research and personal experience.

Philip T. Yanos, Ph.D., a Washington Heights resident, is Professor of Psychology at John Jay College, City University of New York. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Stigma and Health, and the interim Director of Clinical Training for the clinical psychology Ph.D. program at John Jay College. Yanos is the co-developer of ‘Narrative Enhancement and Cognitive Therapy’, a group-based treatment which addresses the effects of self-stigma among people with mental illness. This treatment approach has been translated into five languages. He is the author of over eighty articles and book chapters, and is the principal investigator on two recent large, federally-funded projects.

Living Room Sessions OPEN MIC at Word Up Bookshop

Calling all writers, rappers, musicians, orators, dancers, and artists of all kinds! Join us for the monthly Word Up Open Mic—first Fridays of the month. A collaboration between Wash Heights Music Fest and WHAM, this month’s edition will be hosted by Know Ideas and will feature MC Jason Rosario. All ages and persuasions, gather to share, learn, and experience together.

Cuéntame un Cuadro at Word Up Book Shop

Cuéntame un Cuadro (Tell Me the Story of an artwork) is a story-telling program in Spanish for families with children ages 5 to 9. Discover fun facts about Hispanic art and culture while you learn and create together. The Hispanic Society Museum and Library is closed for renovations, but their programs—like Cuéntame un Cuadro—are moving to different spaces around the community.