Spartanburg event raises mental health awareness, kicks off storytelling festival


SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) — Mental Health America of Spartanburg is using theater to raise awareness of mental health. 

SNAP! is a one-woman show about the true story of a 16-year-old girl’s descent into mental illness, her commitment to a state mental hospital and her journey back to reality.

You can expect music and humor with storytelling appropriate for teens and adults, which is meant to give a deeper understanding of mental health challenges. 

The free event is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at the Spartanburg County Public Libraries Headquarters branch on S. Church Street in Spartanburg. 

The event kicks off the 2019 Stone Soup Storytelling Festival that runs April 26-28 in Woodruff. 

SNAP! is an original show written and performed by Reggie Carpenter. The author is also an educator and award-winning storyteller who details her experiences with mental illness.

The storytelling experience highlights mental health recovery and is presented in partnership with NAMI Spartanburg, New Day Clubhouse and Stone Soup Storytelling Institute.

Click here for more information about SNAP!

Details on the Stone Soup Storytelling Festival are available at or call 864-670-9980.

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