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1/ Poetry for mental health? We have the evidence! In this #CAMHthreaducation🧵 celebrating #PoetryMonth, #CAMHLibrary📚 shares research resources that shows the poetic side of #mentalhealth support.
#NPM2019 #MentalHealthIsHealth
2/ Sarah Bonato, CAMH librarian 👩🏻‍💻: April is #NationalPoetryMonth, the largest literary celebration in the world! Reading and writing poetry has a role in mental health as it can help with coping, growth, healing, mindfulness, recovery & transformation.
3/ SB 👩🏻‍💻: Both clinicians and mental health consumers/survivors have written poetry to capture lived experience. (See Poetry and Peer Support, from @cbcradio cbc.ca/radio/whitecoa… & Prize Winning Poet Turns Psychiatry into Art from @APA_Publishing psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.11…)
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Friends,

Just over six years ago, I was diagnosed with a chronic illness. Not all that common, but not all that rare, this illness will strike up to 6% of the population at some point in their lifetime. Or roughly 2.2 million Canadians. 1/x
At best, my life expectancy has been shortened by 7 to 11 years. An illness that is also a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, among other medical conditions.

It’s a hereditary illness. I didn’t ask for it. I didn’t choose it. It was not within my power to prevent it. 2/x
There is no cure. Nor, to my knowledge, is there any significant research being done in 🇨🇦 (in the 🌎?) to find a cure for this illness.

And yet, those of us afflicted are told to cling to hope. That tomorrow will somehow miraculously be better. That we’ll be OK. 3/x
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