Program Manager: Corinna West
We really appreciate contacts and look forward to hearing from you about this project. To get in touch with us, please call, send an email, or use the comments form on the web page.
Mental Health America of the Heartland – Mental health information, and referrals and support groups in Kansas City: 913-281-2221 or firstname.lastname@example.org. From 4 pm to 10 pm, call the Compassionate Ear Warmline, at 1-866-WARM-EAR. This is a consumer operated alternative to a crisis line, where you can talk to someone in recovery from mental illness. Here’s a list of many warmlines in the U.S., including the other four warmlines in Missouri. Corinna West is a former warmline coordinator and an advocate for talking to other people who have been through difficulties.
Corinna West, Poetry for Personal Power Program Coordinator.
Also found at www.corinnawest.com. Corinna West is in charge of most program decisions and event scheduling. She uses art, peer support, and non-medicaton wellness techniques to show people that mental suffering can be temporary and transformative. She is working to create a mental health system in Kansas City so cheap that people in recovery can afford to pay for it themselves. She has a passion for sharing first hand recovery information using her experiences as a person in recovery from 12 psychiatric diagnoses including schizophrenia and PTSD. Corinna West was a member of the 1996 Olympic Judo Team and is now a transportational bicyclist, with more miles on her bicycle than her car.
corinna@poetryforpersonalpower dot com
eight one six 392-6074
Twitter: @CorinnaWest, @PoetryforPower
Facebook: Poetry for Personal Power
Heartland Consumer Network – Sarah Earll is in charge of program administration and support and can be contacted at the St. Louis Empowerment Center at (314) 652-6100. The St. Louis Empowerment Center also has a Friendship Line which is a direct link to other mental health consumers. This is open from 7 am to 5 pm at 1-866-525-1442.
The American Jazz Museum – Conducts events throughout the month. Jazz Poetry Jams is the third Tuesday of the month and often features an out town poet. The best poet can win a $100 prize in open mic competition. Find them at 1616 E.18th St. Kansas City, Missouri 64108. You can call 816.474.8463 or email email@example.com.