Share your thoughts on resiliency, recovery, hope, strength, and success in the overcoming of personal boundaries, barriers, and challenging times with different life experiences. The theme this year is Survive, Revive, and Thrive, symbolizing the difficult times we've experienced while surviving through a world-wide pandemic, reviving our sense of self as we get to a place of thriving all because of the hardships that have made us stronger.
Artwork by David C. Duncan Your writing can be a poem, personal essay, or short story. Contributions are welcome from persons in mental health and addiction recovery as well as their family members, counselors, advocates, and mental health or addiction recovery professionals. Artworks to illustrate the writings will also be accepted and is encouraged. Each writing may be up to 400 words in length. There is a limit of two writing entries per person. You must send a completed 2022 Writings Receipt with your submission. Submissions without this receipt cannot be accepted. Entries may be submitted for entry by Tuesday, June 28th, 2022. An independent panel of writers, artists, and mental health professionals will select entries to include in the booklet. Entries will not be returned. You will be notified as soon as possible about the status of your entry. Additionally, some writers may be asked to read their piece during the annual Service of Hope in the fall to celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week.