The June Surviving Spirit Newsletter


Art is a wound turned into light.” Georges Braque

The June Surviving Spirit Newsletter is posted at the website. Hope Healing & Help – This month’s resources:

1] Leah Harris on Mental Health as a Social Justice Issue – Psychology Today

2] Rachel Waddingham – Behind The Label: Recovery from psychosis, trauma & dissociation

3] The Icarus Project – a support network and education project by and for people who experience the world in ways that are often diagnosed as mental illness

4] Everyday Creativity and Healing by Alison Bonds Shapiro, M.B.A., Psychology Today

5] Mental illness mostly caused by life events not genetics, argue psychologists by Sarah Knapton, Science Editor – The Telegraph

6] Male Survivor – A new FREE resource for for survivors and our supporters

7] Using Story to Process the Emotional Experience of Complex Trauma – Writing Through Trauma

8] End The Stigma by Aidan O’Connell

9] Can I Grieve If Nobody Died? by Mary Bradley, LSCSW – Good

10] How to Trust People Again, After Trauma by Sara Staggs, LICSW, MPH – Psych Central

11] 10 Things to Do When Depression Physically Hurts – To Save a Life

12] Share Your Story – Tell Your Story! TO SAVE A LIFE

13] How Nature Boosts Kindness, Happiness, and Creativity by Jill Suttie – Mindful

14] Mindful – Taking time for what matters

15] Past child abuse may influence adult response to antidepressants by Lisa Rapaport – Reuters Health

16] What it Really Means to Hold Space for Someone by Heather Plett – Uplift

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Thanks & take care, Michael and a link to the PDF –

I think artists can go to a level of vision that can often save us from a situation which seems to have no solution whatsoever.” Susan Griffin

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