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We believe people can and do recover from "mental illness" - because we are living it. We believe in the power of supporting each other: learning from and with each other. You are welcome to join us..

Ol Skool – Crack of Dawn


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Ghost – Depeche Mode


I’m the hole in your heart I’m the stain in your bed The phantom in your fingers The voices in your head I’m the ghost in your house Calling your name My memory lingers You’ll never be the same I’m … Continue reading

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It’s not about health, its not very caring and it’s not a system.


          Alex Jadad: “The fact is that the stystem is unsustainable as it is. Even if we’re comfortable, that level of comfort is dangerous because it could end up consuming everything that we have and yet … Continue reading

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Can a Lack of Sleep Cause Psychiatric Disorders?


You’ll see squillions and gazillions of  pieces on how folks said to “have”  a “mental illness” struggle with sleep. Q. What if that story is all arse-about-face? Or, if you prefer: “ass-backwards” ? Matt Walker has been asking similar questions. … Continue reading

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MADx – Alive n Kicking – Fri 1st Feb 2019


MADx is about life. MADx is about performance- first timers and experienced MADx is about voice – finding and using yours, and witnessing others a as they do too. MADx is about: heh, it’s Friday night. So, why MADx ? … Continue reading

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Is wokeness robbing us of compassion and replacing it with moral superiority?


  “Wokeness has robbed many of compassion and replaced it with moral superiority” Ayishat Akanbi ”I think wokeness has robbed many people of compassion and replaced it with moral superiority. Compassion and empathy is paramount to any social movement, and … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices Cafe – Jan to Apr 2019


Toronto Hearing Voices cafe is based in very simple premise: that we can meet and talk about difficult human experiences in ordinary language and in ordinary places, so we do. Join us for a different kind of conversation about what … Continue reading

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On being deemed “too different” and “psychosis”


Posted on July 24, 2017 by Kevin Healey  Version first published in ISPS-US Blog, July 2017 by Kevin Healey I live in Toronto a city where, more than other places I’ve lived in or visited, it is easier to see what “diversity” means, … Continue reading

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Ambience – Alex Arena


So good we asked her to sing it twice, so we could capture this… Alex Arena singing self-penned “Ambience” at MADx.

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Santa is a psychedelic mushroom


Santa baby’s  Origins story.  

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