Flash mob of dancers raise awareness of mental illness in St. Louis

Mental health flash mob dancers

A flash mob at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis coalesced as dozens of dancers came together to dance to the disco song "Funkytown."

The dancers wore mental health T-shirts associated with a world conference on mental health being held in St. Louis.

Dancing for a cause

The mob hoped to raise awareness for mental illness and treatment. The dance, called "Let's Talk About It," wanted to show people how social inclusion can fight the stigma against those who live with mental health disorders.

The dancers consisted of mental health professionals, people with mental illnesses, and friends and family of those suffering from mental illnesses. Crowds watched the dance and applauded the participants.

You can see the dancers and their moves on the local television station KSDK at this link. The photo above is a screen capture of video from the channel.


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