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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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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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“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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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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“Christmas” by Peter James

The large, fluffy, white flakes of snow drift lazily toward the ground. My mind is clear and free from thoughts of bills or even if I will have enough money to buy groceries. I am, for the moment at least, … Continue reading

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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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‘Putting a Picture to Poverty’ panel discussion at Landon Public Library

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) Middlesex-Elgin Chapter presents a panel discussion at Landon Public Library on November 15th from 6:00-8:30pm to raise awareness about the experience of poverty in our area. Included in their panel will be an … Continue reading

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