Portland Playback Theater

“But in the end,” she says, “it was the best thing. I went into a group home, and now I’m an honor student in school. It sounds funny to say this, but ending up at the Maine Youth Center was almost like rolling into a bed of roses.”

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StoryCorps

At StoryCorps, they believe “that if we take the time to listen, we’ll find wisdom, wonder and poetry in the lives and stories of the people all around us.”

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Kitchen Table Wisdom

The DSM-IV, which outlines the symptoms of every imaginable mental health disorder, is often referred to as the Bible of mental health treatment providers. And while it’s true that diagnosis is important for insurance reimbursement and that it is often helpful for narrowing down medication options, I propose that another book should take its place on the hallowed bookshelves where the DSM-IV sits. Consider it, perhaps, the New Testament. Kitchen Table Wisdom is an inspired and inspiring collection of essays by Rachel Naomi Remen, a doctor who became a therapist. Her chapters are short and, read in the morning, they can become daily devotions, reminding us of our purpose here on earth.

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