It’s Mental is a grassroots initiative, inspiring citizen action to de-stigmatize and normalize mental health perceptions in the community and improve the mental health care system.

Canada’s master contemporary songstress Amelia Curran, mental health nurse Trish Dribnenki and indie songwriter Kris Ellestad.

Canada’s master contemporary songstress Amelia Curran, mental health nurse Trish Dribnenki, indie songwriter Kris Ellestad plus artist, author and music producer Morgan M. Paul present a multi-faceted evening of songs and stories plus live painting. I Will Survive, Go With Your Cho and the Northern Beauties will animate the event.

Kris Ellestad’s music is seemingly effortless and devastating; a crooned delivery of expert songcraft that’s creative, unique and authentic. His new album Faebles is influenced tragedy and death; a homage to a friend and failed relationships that beautifully addresses fears and anxiety.

Trish Dribnenki-Pennock is a registered psychiatric nurse who has worked in crisis intervention, case management, public health, harm reduction and outreach, providing services for individuals struggling with mental illness, substance use and/or a variety of psychosocial stressors. Trish is passionate about building awareness, dialogue, compassion and advocacy.

The Northern Beauties will also be hand-delivering their arresting harmonies and beautifully crafted songs in a rare roaming acoustic set. Their unplugged mobile set will place at 7ish, after the doors open, so come early for the acoustic serenade!