Writing for Recovery provides writing workshops as well as a time to talk and share in recovery groups. Participants are encouraged to write personal stories of inspiration, struggles and perseverance helping individuals with renewal and healing. We help people discover the power of written word to process trauma, build self-esteem and support healthy sustained recovery.The Mental Health and Recovery Board (MHRB) of Ashland County launched a “Creative Writing for Recovery” initiative in 2016, funded by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation,which kicked off with a recovery-focused seminar, followed by a series of eight intensive weekly writing clinics. A spin-off writing group started meeting monthly in October 2016. Here is a link to a recent article Pathways Peer Support Program Launches "Writing for Recovery" Group.
Link to Pathways Peer Support Program Facebook page here.
*Collaborative Writing Exercise - Developing a "Short" Story:
*Writing for Recovery group exercise poem created by the Pathways participants:
"Creative Writing for Recovery" Writing Group (September 2018)