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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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“Inner Heat” by Stanley Shaver

Who cares about the beggar on the street With his frost-bitten hands and his worn out feet Stop look into his eyes, you won’t see any heat For the flame has long died and the man feels defeat. Take a … Continue reading

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“Mourning is a Process not an Event” by George Helmer

It was years ago when we were first introduced At first our relationship was a casual one The more time we were together, the more I desired her I fell in love with her We did everything together The good, … Continue reading

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BrainStorm Poetry Contest – entry deadline March 15th

The Northern Initiative for Social Action is currently accepting poetry contest submissions from mental health consumers and survivors. For contest rules and regulations and an entry form, please visit the link below: http://nisa.on.ca/doc/Flyer_-_11th_Annual_BrainStorm.pdf

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Healing Palette art exhibit opening gala: Photo Album

Take a peak at some photos from the opening gala of The Healing Palette, an exhibit of art by individuals with lived experience of mental illness, which took place this past Saturday at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital. This year’s … Continue reading

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“Why” by Rebecca Wolfe

My eyelids flutter open, my vision still blurry from sleep.   I lay alone in a room, cool shell-pink walls wrapped around me. Outside the broad window the glorious July sun is shining, and the white curtains softening the window’s edges … Continue reading

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Creative Minds Art Exhibition: Oct. 30-Nov. 10 at The ARTS Project

October 30 to November 10, 2012 Opening Reception Tuesday October 30, 6-9pm The Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses (PEPP) at the London Health Sciences Centre is proudly hosting its 6th biennial Creative Minds exhibition at The ARTS Project … Continue reading

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Music Balm 2012 – A concert by people with lived experience of mental illness

Click on the link below for more information on the annual Music Balm concert by people with lived experience of homelessness, held at London’s beautiful Aeolian Hall on Sunday October 14, 2012: Music Balm Oct 14 2012 Come out and … Continue reading

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Celebrating City Art Centre’s 20th Anniversary: COURAGE Art Show

You are invited to join the City Art Centre in celebrating their 20th Anniversary at the COURAGE Art Show Opening Gala Saturday, Sept.22, 6pm to 9pm at City Art Centre, gallery & studio 652 Elizabeth St. London, ON  Enjoy their Members’ artwork exploring … Continue reading

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