Artwork by LisaDiana Delaney

               Even though, as a child, LisaDiana was happy, witty, creative and compassionate, she spent the last thirty years of her life suffering daily from undiagnosed co-morbid mental illnesses.  Despite many hospital stays, psychiatrists’ visits, therapists’ visits, medications and treatment plans, the medical community never pinpointed what her brain chemistry issues were or created a …

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Events to mark your calendar The Mental Health Awareness and Creative Arts Gallery at 717 Columbia Street Hudson, NY will be hosting a reception and display of art/recovery books created by students of the “Create a Book” class.  The class began in early June and attracted several artists in recovery from serious mental health issues.  The lead teachers are …

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“Peers, Tears and Pages” class with Jesse Sanchez and Brian Karas

One of our artists, Jesse Sanchez, speaks on his recovery from schizoaffective diagnosis and how art and peer teaching of his class “Peers, Tears and Pages” to help others that may be suffering from serious mental health problems through art and recovery principles for the Sisco Crisis Help Radio Show at Read below for a …

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Artwork by Kevin Porter Osterhout

Our latest featured artist, Kevin Porter Osterhout, is a reminder to all that serious mental health disorders coupled with substance-use disorders (a common method to self-medicate) can have tragic consequences.  A good support network of recovery resources and proper medication are essential requirements needed to elevate and maintain one’s recovery and their general sense of …

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