Punk, Mental Health and Recovery – Craig Lewis


Toronto flyerPunk, Mental Health and Recovery

8pm

Friday 19th April, 2013

The Magpie Taproom
831 Dundas St W
Toronto
$3 to $5

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Craig Lewis: Punk, Mental Health and recovery

“Craig Lewis will tell you up front: He’s a punk rocker who’s been struggling with mental illness his whole life. 

In 1988, shortly after picking up his first copy of Maximum Rocknroll, Lewis was briefly institutionalized, kicking off two decades in which punk and emotional instability were inextricably linked. During that time, the unpredictable punk known as Crusty Craig became a fixture of the Boston scene, booking shows, publishing Upheaval (a zine covering global hardcore), and singing in numerous bands,… including Weapons Grade. Yet, the same scene that nurtured his creativity and organizational skills also encouraged his risky behavior. Fortunately, an encounter with a helpful therapist enabled Lewis to begin managing his symptoms and planning for the future. Today, he’s a certified peer specialist recognized for his ability to relate to clients and offer them practical coping skills. For this talk, Lewis is sticking to the DIY ethos, stepping in front of the mic and speaking frankly about his recovery. It’s an inspiring tale and as punk rock as you can get.
-Raymond Simon from The Philly Weekly NewspaperSLIDING SCALE 3-5$ – ALL ARE WELCOME-CRAIG’S PRESENTATION STARTS RIGHT AT 8PM, PLEASE RESPECT THIS AND BE ON TIME.CRAIG’S TALK WILL BE ABOUT AN HOUR AND THEN AN ABOUT AN HOUR FOR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS!!!UP THE PUNX!
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