IMAGES: #IWillListen Day Creates Understanding

One in four Philadelphians are affected by mental illness, according to Evans. Four hundred people took an "I will listen" video pledge, promising to listen to those suffering with mental illness.

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Dr. Arthur Evans, Commissioner of Philadelphia's Dept. of Behavioral Health, and former Congressman Patrick Kennedy talk during the #IWillListen Day at LOVE Park.
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#IWillListen Day in Center City seeks to take away the stigma associated with mental illness.
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Yolanda Smith is in recovery. Through her journey, she came to realize she has mental illness. She now works as a recovery coach and case manager to help others.
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Kennedy with NBC10 anchor Jim Rosenfield.
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Speakers and a free concert were a part of #IWillListen Day.
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Dormisa Graham takes the "I will listen" video pledge.
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A game of chess at #IWillListen Day in LOVE Park.
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