Centerstone hosted their fifth annual “Reclaiming Lives “Luncheon featuring Frank Warren, creator of The PostSecret Project. This signature event was sold out with over 400 guests at the Loveless Cafe event barn and benefits Centerstone’s mission to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction.
Warren founded PostSecret Project, a collection of intimately personal and artistic postcards mailed anonymously from individuals worldwide, sharing personal secrets.
Through this project, Warren received postcards that were at times hilarious and heartbreaking and yet the secrets reflect complex issues that many of us struggle with: intimacy, trust, meaning, humor, and desire.
After receiving millions of postcards with secrets from around the world, Warren ended his talk at the luncheon with “We’re all part of something bigger, and we’re all in it together.”
“Delivering care that changes people’s lives is the mission statement of the nonprofit organization,” said Centerstone CEO Dr. Bob Vero.
He continued by mentioning the infamous bridge (Natchez Trace Bridge) just down the street from Loveless Cafe that has claimed many lives to suicide. Centerstone has joined with the Natchez Trace Bridge Barrier Coalition to find a way to provide suicide barriers to the bridge.
Centerstone is a local nonprofit that cares for more than 50,000 people a year throughout their 37 locations in the Middle Tennessee area. For nearly 60 years, their facilities in Tennessee have provided professional behavioral health services and advanced programs to people who suffer from mental illness and addiction. Services that provide range from addiction recovery, children and family, counseling, crisis, and urgent care, social services, and more. If you are in crisis, you can call 800-681-7444.
See photos from the event below.
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