Booklet features locals with mental illness

Art book looks at mental illness in Greater Victoria

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation has partnered with local writer-professor Melanie Siebert on a book that aims to raise awareness and reduce stigmas around mental illness.

Fuse is a collection of visual art, photography and creative writing by people living with mental illness.

The book is available for purchase by donation at the foundation office, 602-620 View St. Proceeds support the Courtnall Celebrity Classic.

In addition, prints from Fuse will be on display at the Winchester Gallery, 796 Humboldt St., until tomorrow (Aug. 6). The gallery is selling the book for a suggested $10 donation.