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Mental Health Open Mic Night – RIPPLE (Recovery Innovations for Pursuing Peer Leadership and Empowerment) will hold its first Mental Health & Addiction Open Mic Night at Never Ending Books in New Haven, next Wednesday May 18th!
This is only our first open mic night!
Who can perform? If you have first-hand lived experience with mental health and/or addiction, whether or not you’ve used services, we want to hear your poetry, short prose, spoken word, and art!
Who can join and listen? Anyone at all! We’d love to have providers, family members, and other folks along with our peers sitting in the audience, witnessing the powerful performers sharing their work!
A word about language: You’ll notice the word “recovery” isn’t in the name of the event, or in the description; this is not an oversight. We’ve heard from too many of our peers that they feel they are not in recovery “yet,” because they are “still too sick,” or are “sick again.” We believe recovery is not the destination at the end of treatment – it is the journey itself, the method of travel – we believe that “set-backs” and “relapses” are part of the journey. Too many of our peers exclude themselves from the term “recovery” because they feel they are “too sick” to be in recovery; we want them to know they are welcome and that they have so much to offer!
Please consider sharing our flyer with your networks, we hope to see you at Never Ending Books on the 18th!
Have a great weekend, and keep on #RockingRecovery!
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