Hot off the presses - to learn more - please visit www.survivingspirit.com Lots of great resources for trauma, abuse and mental health challenges - Hope, Healing & Help through the creative arts, advocacy & education. & Resources for 'Getting through the Holidays' - 2013-11-The_ … [Read more...] about November Surviving Spirit Newsletter is out
Archives for November 2013
The Frances Olivero Advocacy Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated inspiring community leadership and unique contributions in advocacy around a particular issue on behalf of New Yorkers with psychiatric disabilities. You may recognize Michael as the longstanding, loving host … [Read more...] about Mike Receives The Frances Olivero Advocacy Awards
July 2013 – Mike becomes involved with and supports the efforts of 1 In 6 and their 1Blue String Campaign http://www.1bluestring.org/ A live performance of his song “JOY” is captured on video at the September 2013 NYAPRS Conference and is featured in the 1BlueString in the … [Read more...] about Mike’s Involvement And Support For 1Blue String Campaign
Michael Skinner is a professional musician, as well as an advocate, public speaker and writer of published articles that address the concerns of mental health, trauma, & abuse. Recently, Mike’s portrait was featured as a part of The Bristlecone Project. Below is a video of him using … [Read more...] about Mike Performs His Song, “Joy” at NYAPRS Workshop Presentation
May 2013 – The Bristlecone Project Portraits and Biographies of Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Mike’s heroic and poignant sharing of survival, hope and healing is shared along with that of many other courageous men who are breaking the silence and the shame of childhood sexual abuse. A … [Read more...] about Mike’s Story Featured At The Bristlecone Project
“The collection brings together a range of voices on the theme of suicide - those who have been suicidal, alongside the friends, family and staff who have lived and worked with them. Too often the rhetoric of ‘suicidology’ is occupied only by those who have never had personal … [Read more...] about PCCS Books releases “Our Encounters with Suicide”, featuring Mike’s chapter, “The Silence of Suicide”.