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Grit Uplifted at Words Fest!

Come one, come all! Happening Saturday, October 25th, it’s the Grit Uplifted Writing Session at WordsFest London, celebrating all things wordy. This drop-in writing workshop will provide participants with some insight regarding how our weekly writing group functions: we work … Continue reading

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You Never Left Me (Allegory) – Alan Blenkhorn

Parents Separated Children Sent away Others Stray To find their way Out of sight The quiet fight A living Misery Seemingly Very, very Wrong Everything now gone! Life Isn’t Right Past Another insight A loner Bi Polar Without Medication To … Continue reading

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“An Oddity” by Harry Kuhn

As I look at my watch curious thoughts pass through my mind. It is a pocket watch, which is not typical in these days, but that is not what I think of most when I gaze at the face of … Continue reading

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“Why Are You Here?” by P.C.A.W.

How do I address the reason(s) for coming to Grit Uplifted? Yes, in the mid-1980s my family was homeless under the definition of ‘no fixed address.’ I paid rent on a storage unit for the big items and on a … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Week – personal essay: “WHAT IS DISCRIMINATION?” by Peter James

Promoting Mental Health Week in Your Community Every Canadian has the potential to live an optimal healthy life that includes good mental health. That’s why your participation in this year’s Mental Health Week is so important. Take a moment to … Continue reading

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Framing the Phoenix – Art Exhibition April 30-May 4, 2013 at The ARTS Project

FRAMING THE PHOENIX is an art exhibition brought to you by the Mental Health Promotions Committee. It is a venue for artists whose lives had been touched by mental illness to share and to reduce stigma and discrimination. It is … Continue reading

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Mad Pride Toronto July 8-14, 2013: “A Celebration of Madness”

Mad Pride is an arts, culture, and heritage festival created by psychiatric survivors, consumers, mad people, folks the world has labelled “mentally ill”, and those in solidarity with us. For more information about history, events, location, etc., visit: http://madprideto.com/index.html For … Continue reading

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“On a wheel chair Ward 7″ by Alan Blenkhorn

No longer running all around Stirring up human sounds Or making an idiot of myself Via tongue and mouth That’s not right I didn’t start any fights These bright lights Not a pleasant sight No one will know If it … Continue reading

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“A Mansion of Mental Moods” by Alan Blenkhorn

An entire block on Highbury Street The mansion on the hill for mental retreat A wonderful resort Divided behaviours Piss one off They still talk soft Many intrusive disorders On the ward all over Lacks of control Foul out their … Continue reading

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“Excuses” by Alan Blenkhorn

Drops of my soul on every page Looking from inside an invisible anti-psychotic cage Dreams now, of what may never be We’re just going to die anyways Drifting on a habit boat That never set a float Efforts to avoid … Continue reading

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