Welcome to the New Day Campaign

The New Day Campaign uses art-based programming and public engagement to challenge stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and  substance use, making the world a more healing place. The New Day Campaign began in 2015 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Learn more about our work and come to one of our November Coffee House events

This past summer, we launched the 2016 New Day Campaign Founders’ Circle.  The 2016 Founders' Circle will raise the financial support needed - $200,000 - to launch operations and expansion of the New Day Campaign mission, vision, and values for years to come. Join the Circle!  Learn More

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 addiction are complex. They are prevalent and painful and often lead to tragic consequences, including death. They are also treatable, even preventable. Millions of people live full lives in long-term recovery. Still, stigma, discrimination, and shame dominate our attitudes about mental illness and addiction and are chronic obstructions to the many pathways to healing that exist.

The New Day Campaign has stepped into this divide. With a collective vision and mission of creating safe spaces for people in pain to share their vulnerabilities in a public and communally healing way through art, performance, talking, and listening, the Campaign is a movement to model a new day of empathy and understanding.

The New Day Campaign: something for everyone, compassion for all.

Baltimore artist Peter Bruun is the founder of New Day Campaign. Peter’s daughter, Elisif Janis Bruun, who died of a heroin overdose on February 11, 2014, was the inspiring and guiding spirit behind the creation of the New Day Campaign. Learn more.