Please Comment on our $25,000 ScatterGood Nomination

We are applying for $25,000 from the Scattergood Foundation, which is the closest thing to a mental health social entrpreneurship funding organization that I’ve found. Here is our description on their site.

Go to their site and add a comment on it to help us reach the finals! www.scattergoodfoundation.org/innovideas/wellness-wordworks-poetry-personal-power

Project Description:

Poetry for Personal Poweris . . . → Read More: Please Comment on our $25,000 ScatterGood Nomination

Poetry at Mental Health Advocacy day

This year almost all the mental health advocacy organizations worked together to organize Kansas’ mental health advocacy day in Topeka. We wanted to bring mental health consumers together to talk to legislators about issues important to them. This year the most consumers ever had come to the event, almost 350 people because we knew it . . . → Read More: Poetry at Mental Health Advocacy day

Poetry gave me an identity and acceptance

This story was told by Glenn North. Glenn is the poet in residence at the American Jazz Museum, and was honored as the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Generative Performing Artist last year. Glenn is an MFA candidate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He hosts numerous poetry events in the greater Kansas City area as well . . . → Read More: Poetry gave me an identity and acceptance

My poems got through my first night in jail

Anonymous

As a person with mental illness, I was deeply troubled for a long time, and now I’m not. When things were not going well at all for me, I lost hope. I decided that there was “nothing left,” and made several suicide attempts. One of them was an attempt at suicide by cop, where . . . → Read More: My poems got through my first night in jail