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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..

Kevin & Dave Go to Montreal Goes Back to Sheffield…

Nah Den! Get yer Sheffield Shorts on for t’Sheffield Short Film Festival… At one point just about every human alive will hear a voice only they hear, each person and each voice have a story. This is a story about … Continue reading

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Building a new response to 911 distress calls in Toronto

“For me, it was very clear that having officers as first responders for a mental health crisis was simply not working, and many times, was escalating a situation” – Asante Haughton “When someone is in crisis, they are already feeling … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices Cafe – Mon 14th Sep 2020

Hearing Voices Cafe Mon Sep 14th 2pm to 4pm Cafe & All That Jazz 72 Howard Park Ave  Roncesvalles,  Toronto TTC routes: 506, 501, 504    pdf:  Hearing Voices Cafe Toronto – Sep 2020   For those willing to open … Continue reading

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Qallunaat ! – Why White People are Funny

Qallunaat – the Inuit word for white people, refers not so much to skin colour but to a state of mind . In this documentary, Inuit peoples, who have had anthropological gaze cast upon them over many centuries, turn the … Continue reading

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Jarvis Cocker keeps hearing that voice

Excellent interview with Jarvis Cocker about living at home, writing songs, writing and going to your room and trying to not make too much noise, and … “But then the voice in my head wouldn’t give me any peace.” “I … Continue reading

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The origins of psychiatric diagnoses – James Davies

Ever struggled with a psychiatric diagnoses given to you? Ever been curios about where mental illness categories come from? ever been curious about the process by which came about a way of categorizing, talking about and thinking about human struggle … Continue reading

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We have had enough – Michael Jordan

I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry. I see and feel everyone’s pain, outrage and frustration. I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have … Continue reading

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COVID-19 in Toronto Shelters: Publicly Reported Numbers of Residents Who have tested positive

There is much reporting of numbers COVID-19 numbers. REcent weeks have rightly seen a focus of attention on teh unfolding tradgedy in lon term care homes. the province of Ontario made it a priority- one of four. At eth same … Continue reading

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Running The World – Jarvis Cocker

Running the World Jarvis Cocker Did you hear? There’s a natural order Those most deserving will end up with the most That the cream cannot help but always rise up to the top Well I say, “Shit floats” If you … Continue reading

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#WeApplaud #OnApplaudit: Millions pay tribute to hospital workers from their balconies

Millions of citizens in countries across Europe step out of the front door, onto the balcony or lean out the window to applaud the work of healthcare workers who  care for us and others who work in other essential services  … Continue reading

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