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“We cannot do much to escape the pain our illnesses inflict upon us – but with the words, we can tell our stories. We can ask questions, & we can listen with compassion to their answers. We can remind each other of the demons we have beaten over & over again. We can stand in solidarity against our illnesses. We can fight. We can hold each other close.”

Healing is a Verb is a TEDx talk given at TEDxYouth@SAS 2017: Prism of Possibilities. It centres around narratives of mental disorders, & how we might find community & solace in reaching out to fellow sufferers of often-silenced & stereotyped illnesses. The talk explores Topaz Winters' journey with mental illness & shares the stories of mentally ill readers who have inspired & been inspired by her work.

watch the talk on Youtube