Check out our upcoming events!
Playing Monopoly With God
and Other True Stories
Friday, August 4th- 7 pm
Saturday, August 5th- 8 pm
Sunday, August 6th- 2 pm
limited childcare available Sunday, provided by Northwest Nannies
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$20 in advance, $25 at the door
The Old Church at 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
In September 2012, at 40 years old, Melissa Bangs gave birth to her beautiful
daughter Adelaide. A month later, dramatically hormone depleted and sleep
deprived, Melissa is admitted to the Providence Psychiatric Facilities in a
complete manic state. After nearly a month, she is sent home with a bipolar
diagnosis and on lithium. What comes next is an extraordinary journey.
On her path back to wholeness, one of the things Bangs did was read her
entire 100 plus page hospital record. Somewhere, around page 87, there is a
nurse’s note that looks as if it were scribbled late at night after a long
shift. It reads, “Patient says she will do comedy on this experience.”
Upon reading this, Bangs laughed out loud.
The psych team couldn’t have possibly known that Bangs has been a
storyteller her entire life and did comedy for a stint, as a student, at the
Upright Citizens’ Brigade in New York City. They couldn’t have known that
transforming details from the most painful experience of her life into a room
full of laughter would prove healing for so many.
Join Melissa for an evening of true stories full of bewilderment, chaos and
hilarity. Bangs has a knack for telling true stories that cut to the bone of
our shared, vulnerable human condition. Her true gift, however, comes in the
moments in which she’s able to strip away the shame or agony of an
experience and transform the room into an uproar of laughter.
Melissa says, “It is my vision that one day our postpartum stories, our
mental health stories will be as common as our birth stories and love
VIDEO TRAILER: http://www.playingmonopolywithgod.com/shows
Sponsor this event
Depressed Cake Shop Portland
Friday, May 19th
The Depressed Cake Shop is a different kind of cake shop. It’s a one day pop-up bakery to raise awareness of mental illness through the sale of special cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and other treats donated by local bakers. The baked goods are gray on the outside and sometimes colored on the inside to symbolize hope – all to encourage conversation about mental health issues, because we all know someone who is struggling.
Thursday, May 19th, 6-9 pm or until all the sweets run out!
At The Little Church, 5138 NE 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Energy Matters PDX
PDX Green Team
Mississippi Health Center
Solstice Natural Health
Jason and Rebecca Binford
sponsor this event!
We’ve Got Love to Spare
Saturday, May 13th
11 am- 1 pm
Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge
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This Mother’s Day weekend join Baby Blues Connection as we celebrate motherhood in our community. We’ve Got Love to Spare includes Bowling, Pizza and Soda, Mother’s Day raffle baskets and wine wall plus the kid-focused fun of face painting music and fun surprises!
More details and fun surprises to come!
We have ticket options that include all the fun- bowling, pizza and soda, face painting and music or tickets to join us for the kid-focused fun, minus the bowling. Please read ticket options closely.
Kids under 3 are free and require no ticket.