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Open Minds Quarterly
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The poetry and literature of mental health recovery. Be moved. Be inspired. Be part of the change.
The poetry and literature of mental health recovery. Be moved. Be inspired. Be part of the change.

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How do you find your way back from depression? Mark Brazaitis explores the route he took back home in "Depression is a Far Country", featured in the latest issue of Open Minds Quarterly. http://ow.ly/pakZ301wO4s
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How do you come clean? How do you tell your romantic interest that you have a mental illness. "Love, Logic & Bacteria" by Allen M. Price talks about OCD and love, in the latest issue of Open Minds. http://ow.ly/NpaZ301wNkw
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Hey, Thunder Bay! Our Writer-in-Residence is headed your way August 8-12 to offer you NISA's Mental Pencil Memoir-Writing course. Designed for people with lived experience of mental health challenges, this five-day class will lead your through lessons on beginnings, plot, conflict, writing great dialogue and finding meaning in your life story. Contact Joanne at CMHA Thunder Bay if you want to register!
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It's been a long weekend. But you made it. You're doing just fine.
Read the full poem by Charlotte Eriksson in the Spring 2016 edition of Open Minds Quarterly. http://ow.ly/zSD7301wMj1

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Adversity makes strange bedfellows, they say. Read the full poem by Meggie Royer, called "I'm in a Relationship with Depression and It's Complicated" in the latest issue of Open Minds Quarterly. Details here: http://ow.ly/Mf7M301wLwx
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Are you stuck in the process of writing your memoir? A free webinar is happening tomorrow with NAMW called "Scene: The Master Tool of Memoir Writing".

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What makes mental illness so different from other illnesses? Alexander Jones takes on the hypocrisy in his open letter, published in the latest edition of Open Minds Quarterly. Get your copy today --> http://ow.ly/BOZ5301wH1c

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If the stories in the Winter 2016 edition of Open Minds Quarterly, you'll like this piece by writer Marco Greenberg. "...[M]y sister and I would shrug our shoulders and tell ourselves that all Jewish mothers, as the stereotype goes, were probably like that; that she drove us crazy because that was her innate modus operandi; that all of her irrational behaviors were forgivable, even endearing..."

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The start of a new story grows anywhere. Read the full poem in the Spring edition of Open Minds Quarterly, called "EB-125" by Emily Crozier.
http://ow.ly/rwCM301wFZs
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"The basis of an ikigai is that it is immensely pleasurable and that it not only benefits and enriches our own life, but that it also enhances other people’s lives too. It is about finding value in something that we love doing while mastering and developing talents and skills to ensure that it is sustainable."

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