(Keynote) "One Foot in Front of the Other: Celebrating the Journey of Recovery"
Living with a mental health condition isn't easy—we know that. But we can spend so much time focused on the challenges of our experience that we sometimes overlook the enormous opportunity, potential, and possibility that exists in our lives. In this presentation, Marya emphasizes our capacity to identify and utilize the strengths, gifts, and tools we already possess--both as individuals and as a community--to map a recovery journey of our own.
(Breakout session) "Choose Your Own Adventure: Writing for Mental Wellness"
In this session, we'll talk about ways in which writing can be used to improve mental health. We'll discuss the different types of writing that have been shown to be therapeutic; the importance of storytelling to healing; and the power of creative practice. Most of our time will be spent writing. No experience necessary! Participants will want to bring a notebook and a pen or pencil.