Stories

December 5, 2018 - Courage to Make Music

Found Deanna and the music she creates through Instagram (@dkouris11).   Her music and rapping has the verbal energy of Eminem, and an empowering message of survival and personal transformation.   Thanks D for sharing your music on Black Dog x

 

 

December 1, 2018 - Young Insight

super hero joker

This is Impossible – So Let’s Get Started.

Below is an excerpt from a student’s exploration of the book, ‘Clunk & Jam’,  for an English assignment.  Thank you RB for choosing Clunk & Jam to review and the personal insights you’ve written about and kindly (bravely) shared …

‘The Super Hero series stems from Browne always having had a strong social conscience and being very sensitive – particularly to the suffering of others, or bad things happening.  There was a part of her that wanted to save the world (the child/teenage) – knowing full well she couldn’t (the adult self).  “I was one of those kids who felt really responsible for people around me and what was happening.  And then I had experiences where no-one showed up for me, so I lost faith in the notion of real life Super Heroes.” 

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October 22, 2018 - Harry of Hope

Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, which combines a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health with fundraising for a series of innovative new mental health services.

Significant progress has been made to tackle stigma surrounding mental health in recent decades, but it still remains a key issue driven by negative associations, experience and language. Through this campaign, Their Royal Highnesses have built on the great work that is already taking place across the country, to ensure that people feel comfortable with their everyday mental well being, feel able to support their friends and families through difficult times, and that stigma no longer prevents people getting the help they need.

 

the drop

The Drop.  Poem about PTSD.  (Art by Harley Manifold).

 

heroice friendship

Redefining the Super Hero.  (Clunk & Jam book).

 

July 29, 2017 - You Can Do Anything

“The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” (Found in video).

The music is the soundtrack to the documentary movie, ‘The Eagle Huntress’.

July 29, 2017 - Never Give Up – Find Your Way Home

Soundtrack to the movie, ‘Lion’.  See previous posts,  ‘Let’s Go Girls’  and ‘Elastic Heart’.

Army of Ink Just One More Day Final

October 10, 2016 - Invitation

beyond reach

 

Art Therapist, Claudia Richards and myself will talk on the topic of ‘Creativity In Recovery’ at an event held at Princess Margaret Childrens Hospital organised by Bridges Eating Disorder Association for Mental Health week.  Bridges invites individuals, carers, clinicians and community members interested in recovery from negative body image and eating disorders.

When?  This Thursday 13th October. 5-6.30pm

Where?  Princess Margaret Childrens Hospital, Conference Room, Psychological Medicine, Princess Margaret Hospital, Roberts Road, Subiaco.

RSVP:  info@bridges.net.au

FREE event.  Please pass this on…

Image from book, ‘In My Room’.