ABOUT OUR #PEERRUN ORG
At Painted Brain, we believe every mental health challenge has a hidden strength.
Painted Brain (PB) was founded in 2005 as a community-based project and became a 501(c)(3) in 2016.
PB has been a leader in innovative peer-driven services over the past decade. Our mission is to create lasting community-based solutions to mental health challenges and the impact of social injustice through arts, advocacy, and enterprise.
PB is a unique mental health organization in that many of our staff self-identify as living with direct or indirect experiences of mental illness. Our peer staff are subject matter experts who specialize in providing population-centered training, programming, and events to meet the specific needs of those we serve.
PB offers a variety of programs focused on supporting the mental health communities of Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Barbara, and Tri-City Counties. PB believes mental health is attainable by people with mental illness, and we use the arts, media, and technical training to bring people together to learn from each other.
Painted Brain creates lasting community-based solutions to mental health challenges and the impact of social injustice through arts, advocacy, and enterprise.
Program and Services
Our dynamic community happens at 5980 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles 90035. We have 1500 sq. ft. of community space open 3 days a week to an average of 60 individuals a month with just 10 part-time staff and Social Work and Occupational Therapy interns.
Our administrative department is located in the heart of Skid Row Downtown Los Angeles 777 S Alameda St, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles CA 90021.
HOW WE SPREAD THE WORD?
Painted Brain gets its message out in person through our speakers’ bureau (now known as Painted Brain Talks) seen by more than 700 students in the first half of 2016. Online we reach people through our Newspaper, the Painted Brain Magazine, and our social media channels which have seen growth by 1800% in the past year to over 19,000 followers.