Open house shows masks


Brad Reed, left, of Troy, with Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, Alphonso Darden, of Sandusky, with Sandusky Artisans Recovery Community Center, and Teresa Bown, of Botkins, with SafeHaven in Sidney, look over an exhibit of masks made by SafeHaven clients, recently. The exhibit was on display during SafeHaven’s open house.

Brad Reed, left, of Troy, with Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, Alphonso Darden, of Sandusky, with Sandusky Artisans Recovery Community Center, and Teresa Bown, of Botkins, with SafeHaven in Sidney, look over an exhibit of masks made by SafeHaven clients, recently. The exhibit was on display during SafeHaven’s open house.


Amy Chupp | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — SafeHaven hosted an open house in Sidney recently to give area residents an opportunity to meet its members and visit its offices.

SafeHaven provides support to people with mental illness. The open house was made possible by a grant that acknowledged the local agency’s participation in an art program, Faces of Recovery.

Members painted or otherwise decorated masks to illustrate one of three topics: What does a good day look like and what does a bad day look like? What does the stigma of mental illness feel like? How important are support mechanisms.

The masks were entered as a group art piece in the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services’ annual Art of Recovery exhibit last fall. The masks were also on display during this month’s open house at SafeHaven in Sidney.

Brad Reed, left, of Troy, with Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, Alphonso Darden, of Sandusky, with Sandusky Artisans Recovery Community Center, and Teresa Bown, of Botkins, with SafeHaven in Sidney, look over an exhibit of masks made by SafeHaven clients, recently. The exhibit was on display during SafeHaven’s open house.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/06/web1_SafeHaven-1.jpgBrad Reed, left, of Troy, with Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, Alphonso Darden, of Sandusky, with Sandusky Artisans Recovery Community Center, and Teresa Bown, of Botkins, with SafeHaven in Sidney, look over an exhibit of masks made by SafeHaven clients, recently. The exhibit was on display during SafeHaven’s open house. Amy Chupp | Sidney Daily News