Facing Depression in Cache Valley uses stories, writing, theater, art, music, and dance to teach our Cache Valley and Utah State communities about depression. This project allows experienced writers to collaborate with storytellers, who share their experiences of depression and hope. The collection of stories will then be published into a book, and three theater presentations will be performed on April 7 and 8 as part of USUSA Mental Health Awareness Week.

Here’s how it works:

Writers in the Cache Valley community are matched with someone facing depression–the storyteller. This could be someone facing depression, a relative of someone facing depression, a teacher, a therapist, a counselor, or anyone with a personal story to share involving the affect of depression. The writer will meet with the storyteller and then write a story as if they are them, in the first person. We’ll work with our community partners to collect these stories and facilitate the relationship between writers and storytellers. The stories will be compiled in a book to be released at a community.

This book will then be adapted into a theatrical performance by the USU Theatre Department. Presenting these stories in multiple formats will engage a larger audience and help shed light on the typically secretive topic of depression.

Performance Details:

April 7 | 7:00 PM | USU Black Box Theatre (Chase Fine Arts Center) 4025 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322    reserve tickets

April 8 | 2:00 PM | Whittier Community Center 290 N 400 E Logan, UT 84321     reserve tickets

April 8 | 7:00 PM | USU Black Box Theatre (Chase Fine Arts Center) 4025 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322    reserve tickets