Documentary Sheds Light on Mental Health Court

Documentary Sheds Light on Mental Health Court

The term “mental health court” has the ring almost of an oxymoron. But for some criminal justice reformers, such programs (which include Vermont’s Chittenden Adult Drug Treatment and Mental Health Court Dockets) demonstrate a means of reducing the rate of...
She Always Comes Home

She Always Comes Home

Short fiction by Ron Merkin, Montpelier The Jaltsens lived in New Jersey. Walking through Manhattan after a concert we attended with them one night, my husband asked if they’d be taking the George Washington Bridge home. “Oh, no!” Alice responded. “It’d be...
Fall Poems

Fall Poems

Reflection Lakeby Raven Joy Crispino, RutlandYou came to me in a fragmentLess than a sentence drew meIntrigued, I opened the door to a worldThat could hold our weightIn pain, in laughter, in heart-hardening silence. I promised to cry less… Was told I saved you from...
What Is Mental Health?

What Is Mental Health?

Creative writing by Raven CrispinoWhat is mental health? What is men-tal-hell-th Wat-iz-men-tall-hell-thhh Anyway, That is what my mind just told me to do. So I did it. I am feeling better today; more in control. Better than a month ago; a week ago. Yesterday was OK....
Three Poems

Three Poems

Poetry by Wim Alden Weary from the dayI take to my roomWith nothing left to fight but demons * * * I want distance from my head spaceFor it causes me troubleAnd sets me to worrying.My heart, on the other hand,Is warm and pulses with good intentions * * * Open though...

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