Dundalk IT students aim to challenge the stigma around schizophrenia with Realign project

Dundalk IT students aim to challenge the stigma around schizophrenia with Realign project

A group of fourth year Creative Multimedia students at Dundalk IT are inviting people to ‘Realign’, a practice based research project that is tackling stigma in Irish media, specifically the stigma surrounding schizophrenia.

The project, which consists of three stages – educate, raise awareness and destigmatise – presents schizophrenia in an informed and creative way.

The first public display of the Realign project will be on show in the Marshes Shopping Centre on Monday. Shoppers and visitors are invited to meet the team and explore the project’s website on this day.

Realign is part of DkIT’s annual Fís Exhibition, a showcase of the work of Creative Media, Film and Music Production final year students. The free exhibition will be open to the public on May 31st and June 1st and will be located in the Carroll’s building at DkIT.

The group have worked with many people who are living with schizophrenia to create an accurate and authentic project. Visitors are invited to experience the real stories of those living with schizophrenia and learn about the people behind the stigma.

For more information, please contact realigndkit@gmail.com or visit @realigndkit on Twitter or Realign DkIT on Facebook.

Pictured above: TheRealign team supporting the Green Ribbon campaign: Nadia Williams, Thomas Noone, Kevin Carolan, and Julia Walsh

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