KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – This weekend’s touching video sends the message that people found “not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder” are human beings first of all, who, like everybody, get sick, and then get better again.
Each year, 850 Canadians are found by a court to be ‘Not Criminally Responsible on account of Mental Disorder’. Almost all will return to the community, with upwards of 90% will never reoffend.
Matt’s” story, written/performed by spoken word artist Andre Fenton, is part of a collection of narratives gathered for the Forensic Mental Health Success Stories project. It’s based on a real story.
Even if you feel locked away in your cage
you can unlock this. Jump out feet first
and allow yourself to be a metaphor
for something more
Check it out!
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