Friday, November 9, 2012

Using Theatre to Illustrate and Explore Serious Mental Illness

A November 9th media advisory from the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia:
November 9, 2012
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Media Advisory

Living with serious mental illnesses featured in two original plays.


An Evening of Forum Theatre & Heartwood (by, Laura Burke)


Jill Rogers, Catriona Wallace, Stephen Ayer, and Courtney Siebring perform an interactive piece of theatre that explores what it is like to live with a serious mental illness. The audience is invited to enter the world of the play – one filled with discrimination, condescension, and injustice – and create change.

Written and performed by Laura Burke, Heartwood is a one woman play that illustrates a young woman's struggles with serious mental illness and explores how she begins to heal from its impact through the use of humour, and through the discovery that giving back to others is exactly how she will recover, and reinstate meaning in her life.


Friday, November 9, 2012
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm


5568 Cunard Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia

About the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

The Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia works to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia through education, support programs, influencing public policy, and encouraging research.

In addition to the provincial office located in Dartmouth, the Society has chapters or support groups conducting monthly support group meetings in Cumberland County, Halifax Regional Municipality, Kings County, Lunenburg County, and Pictou County.

Media Contact

Dr. Stephen Ayer
Phone: (902) 465-2601

Friday, November 2, 2012


From the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University:
Voices of Recovery is a combination of stories and Photovoice, which includes a photograph and a short narrative explaining the personal meaning behind the picture from the photographer’s point of view.

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