April Updates

The ARMHC will be resuming our regular Tuesday meetings at Kairos West (742 Haywood Rd., W. Asheville) meetings on April 7th.  During the month of April, we will be meeting at Kairos West from 4:00-6:00pm, and will hold time for announcement and check-ins during the first hour (4:00-5:00pm), with time for social connection and co-creative work following check-in.

Please check out our About page for more information about the group and what people might generally expect at meetings: http://ashevilleradicalmentalhealth.net/about/

During our month of reflection and brainstorming about group process and purpose, a lot of energy gathered around creating space for art, organic discussion, and social camaraderie as a form of support. It is important to the group that the ARMHC supports both strengths and struggles and that the group serve as a space where people can share both triumphs and challenges. We want to create opportunities for people to share their skills, passions, and interests and are looking forward to all that the Spring may bring.

We will be announcing dates for upcoming organizing/facilitation meetings and open community conversations in the near future.

Please be in touch if you have any questions!

Please join us on Tuesday April 21st at the BeBe Theater (20 Commerce St, Dwtn. Asheville), 8:00pm, for a special screening of Rock in My Pockets, an award-winning animated film by Latvian animator Signe Baumane.

You can learn more about the film and the screening event here:  http://ashevilleradicalmentalhealth.net/2015/04/03/rocks-in-my-pockets-screening-in-asheville-april-21st/


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Rocks in My Pockets – Screening in Asheville, April 21st




“Rocks In My Pockets” is a story of mystery and redemption. The film is based on true events involving five women of Signe Baumane’s family, including herself, and their battles with depression and suicide. It raises questions of how much family genetics determine who we are and if it is possible to outsmart one’s own DNA. The film is packed with visual metaphors, surreal images and a twisted sense of humor. It is an animated tale full of art, women, strange daring stories, Latvian accents, history, nature, adventure and more.

The Asheville Radical Mental Health Collective is excited to have been able to collaborate with Mechanical Eye Microcinema to bring this award-winning animated film on depression, family history, and the quest for sanity in a crazy world to Asheville for a one-night screening. Please join us at the BeBe Theatre on Tuesday, April 21st and invite your friends!

For more information about the film, please visit the film’s website:  http://www.rocksinmypocketsmovie.com/

Please join and share the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1431556480476372/