Unlocking Stigma Fair
The Norooz Clinic Foundation’s Unlocking Stigma Fair, previously known as CAPFair, is a one-day event that combines together art and culture as a gateway to bring awareness to the stigmas that surround mental health. We have partnered up with the Orange County Health Care Agency for an even stronger stance in promoting the unlocking of mental health stigmas in the community. We wanted to ensure that everyone from the community is able to participate in this educational, informational, and interactive event, so we made it free and open to the public.
We bring in non-profit mental health and wellness organizations around the Orange County area to offer different types of services to the community. We also bring out local talents to ensure that this event is not only informational and educational but also fun and interactive.The main piece of our event is the Unlocking Stigma Hunt, this activity involves participants going around the event to find volunteers with mental health stigma T-shirts to get a stamp, then when they are finished with finding all 6 volunteers, they would fill out a survey at the end, they then turn in the packet at our welcome booths to get a raffle ticket to win some awesome prizes.
There has been a total of 6 events thus far at different locations around the Orange County area; the venues include Norooz Clinic Foundation, Mile Square Park, Bella Terra Shopping Center, Irvine Spectrum Center, California State University, Fullerton, and University of California, Irvine.