Tracy Rice, who used naloxone to save a woman’s life at Lexington Market. For more information about the statewide Naloxone Awareness Campaign, visit the link. Read More
Nate Gunsmoke Hodges performs at “Sharing/Informing/Healing: an Open Mic Experience,” an as part of the Heroin & Healing exhibition project in Chestertown, Maryland, March 31, 2018. Read More
An attendee at the “Long Days Journey: Them to Us” event at Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre, January 28, 2018. Read More
The new day is happening. (Artwork by Elisif Bruun, the daughter of Founder Peter Bruun and the guiding spirit of the New Day Campaign) Read More
Drawing by Peter Bruun about the addiction journey of his daughter that was featured in the 2018 Kent County Arts Council exhibition, Heroin & Healing. Read More

Welcome to the New Day Campaign

Founded in 2015, the New Day Campaign was an initiative dedicated to creating and curating art-based public events and art exhibitions to challenge stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and substance use, making the world a more healing place.

Established and led by artist, curator, and organizer Peter Bruun, the New Day Campaign closed its doors as an ongoing initiative with a final event in Baltimore on June 27, 2019. 

News from the Campaign

April 19, 2019

New Day Campaign Maryland

The following letter was sent to New Day Campaign followers on April 19, 2019: Dear New Day Campaign Family, I am writing to let you know the New Day Campaign is holding its final event on June 27, 2019. Much has unfolded since my daughter Elisif…

September 4, 2018

Dusk & Dawn Submissions Forms

To automatically download the Dusk & Dawn Submissions Form in Word form, click this link. To view and download the Dusk & Dawn Submissions Form in PDF form, click this link. Deadline: October 9, 2018

It's a New Day.

1 out of every 5 people you see or talk to today has experienced mental illness.
1 out of every 3 households in your community is suffering the impact of someone’s addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Mental illness and substance abuse are complex illnesses. They strike at multiple levels - body, mind, and spirit; individual, family, and community.  They are more prevalent and more devastating than many people know; they are also more preventable and treatable than most people understand. Ending the stigma, discrimination, and shame that dominates attitudes about mental illness and substance opens pathways to healing. That’s why we say: “Where stigma ends, healing begins.”