Mosaic shines light on mental health, homelessness

 Note: This is not an actual photo of the  Pieces to Peace  mural. Follow the “Source” link to access the entire article and photos of the mural from The Blade.

Note: This is not an actual photo of the Pieces to Peace mural. Follow the “Source” link to access the entire article and photos of the mural from The Blade.

This past August, a public mural highlighting mental illness and homelessness titled, Pieces to Peace was installed in Toledo, Ohio. Community members from all walks of life worked together over two months to create the 20-by-20-foot glass mosaic mural depicting “a homeless person with mental issues crouched in a structure with light coming through a window. Below the person is a set of eyes.” “The message of the mural is about reducing the stigma of mental health disease and homelessness. Everyone we stopped to talk to [about the project] along the way said, ‘I have an aunt, an uncle, a parent, a cousin [with mental health issues]. It’s a universal disease that we don’t talk about. [Discussion] is the goal of the mural, and we believe this visual is going to do that.” Follow the “Source” link to access the entire article and photos of the mural from The Blade.