What gives you personal power?
Poetry for personal power is now in it’s fourth year of asking young people across the nation, “What helps you through adversity?” We have now reached over 3000 young people, with over 400 videos on our You-Tube channel.
We are pulling money from the health care sector to the art and psychiatric survivor sector because our creative type people can work much more efficiently than the health care sector. Although our budget is tiny compared to mental health funding, it’s potent for an artistic project. The money that funded the 90 poetry events to reach 3000 people was only enough to keep 10 people on psych meds in all that time. This is value of prevention of emotional distress, of mental health messaging to provide informal peer supports in the community.