Oc87 Recovery Diaries, PERSONAL ESSAYS.
My Personal Essay is coming soon. Ouch! Scary, nervous yet excited to be upfront and honest about my journey from what I thought was ‘normal’ to what I now know as ‘Bipolar Disorder.’ Took a while to believe it. Took years to regain some normality, nevertheless, I’m stoked to have it sorted.
Please feel free to join my favourite Editor in Cheif—Gabriel Nathan OC87 Recovery Diaries for his live introduction on Facebook @oc87rd on Wednesday, July 26th at 10:30am, EST.
OC87 Recovery Diaries is an interactive website that features stories of mental health, empowerment and change, created by and for those whose journeys of recovery speak to audiences from all walks of life. This project hopes to touch as many lives as possible and bring light to the lived experiences of recovery from mental illness: what matters, what helps, what’s hard, what might be next?
OC87 Recovery Diaries exists to tell stories about how people with mental health challenges have created paths to meaningful lives. We feature stories that inspire and empower, stories that generate discussion and awareness. OC87 Recovery Diaries presents a range of experiences—personal perspectives, recovery innovations, examples of empowerment, strengths and gaps in the mental health system, and efforts to dismantle stigma—all told by people moving through their own recovery journeys.
Original content is being developed by the OC87 Recovery Diaries production team. In addition, the producing team will act as curators, selecting and hosting content created and shared by fans and friends of the website. One exciting pilot project will see OC87 Recovery Diaries collaborating with the Learning Center at WHYY, the PBS affiliate in Philadelphia, as a training place for storytellers — literally teaching documentary production to people from the field of mental health (a combination of clients and mental health service providers) to create stories for the site. Classes include planning, filming and editing at the WHYY Public Media Commons.
Check out all stories on. OC87 RECOVERY DIARIES.
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We highlight the work of brave, honest, and vulnerable storytellers.Their stories are not about the destination, but rather about the journey of mental health recovery.www.oc87recoverydiaries.com
Posted by OC87 Recovery Diaries on Thursday, July 13, 2017