From 28 November to 28 December 2022, the multimedia outdoor exhibition "OPEN UP about depression" will be on display at the Market in Wageningen. On 30 life-size portraits, young people tell their personal stories.
With this project, foundation Open Mind - together with a large group of young experts by experience (18-35yrs) - makes the mental vulnerability of young people visible and open for conversation. An English translation is available by scanning the QR code on the photo panels.
One in Five...
One in five young people experience depression. And only a few people talk about it. Young people in particular find this difficult, even though talking can help prevent or alleviate depression.
The outdoor exhibition can be seen on the Markt in Wageningen; a central place where everyone comes for going out or to visit the weekly market.
Hopefully, the stories of those portrayed will offer starting points to talk about your own mental health, or that of friends, family or housemates.
Besides the exhibition, various activities will be organised in Wageningen. Activities for students can be found on this page.