Hiatus

Hello, dear Readers!  It has been a long time since the last issue of Turtle Way was published.  Thank you for stopping by to check it out. I promise as soon as I decide to publish the next issue you will

Hiatus

Hello, dear Readers!  It has been a long time since the last issue of Turtle Way was published.  Thank you for stopping by to check it out. I promise as soon as I decide to publish the next issue you will

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From the Quiet Room

Hello, dear Readers! Welcome to Volume 5 Issue 1 of Turtle Way! Spring is upon us, and I am excited to bring you this issue. Our Special Interest Section focuses on mental illness and homelessness. There is some amazing photography

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From the Quiet Room

Hello, dear Readers! Welcome to Volume 5 Issue 1 of Turtle Way! Spring is upon us, and I am excited to bring you this issue. Our Special Interest Section focuses on mental illness and homelessness. There is some amazing photography

Scars & Empty Vases by Kevin Heaton

Van Gogh’s mad ear enflamed a field of purple irises—marring the face of a sleeping homeless man. Artists render people like pastels & watercolors. The wounded gather shopping carts & talk about Jesus, their smiles resemble burn scars. They tape

Scars & Empty Vases by Kevin Heaton

Van Gogh’s mad ear enflamed a field of purple irises—marring the face of a sleeping homeless man. Artists render people like pastels & watercolors. The wounded gather shopping carts & talk about Jesus, their smiles resemble burn scars. They tape

The Water Treader by Adam Lennon

The young man awoke in the middle of the ocean, disoriented and confused. He wasn’t exactly sure how he managed to get there, but he didn’t have the luxury to dwell on it. Time was critical. Upon the first few

The Water Treader by Adam Lennon

The young man awoke in the middle of the ocean, disoriented and confused. He wasn’t exactly sure how he managed to get there, but he didn’t have the luxury to dwell on it. Time was critical. Upon the first few

I Naked by Veronica Haunani Fitzhugh

I stand naked on the corner of 4th and Main Street not believing or liking what I see. The bile rises. A cop approaches me. I am afraid to go to jail. The adrenaline dilates my eyes. I bark I

I Naked by Veronica Haunani Fitzhugh

I stand naked on the corner of 4th and Main Street not believing or liking what I see. The bile rises. A cop approaches me. I am afraid to go to jail. The adrenaline dilates my eyes. I bark I

Schizophrenia Night by Michael Lee Johnson

(Devoted to John Nash, A Beautiful Mind Movie, 2001) I am a chalkboard computer brain. I have updated drawn raw images even the classroom students cannot see, hear, nor understand. They sit quietly in Disneyland wondering about my eccentricities I

Schizophrenia Night by Michael Lee Johnson

(Devoted to John Nash, A Beautiful Mind Movie, 2001) I am a chalkboard computer brain. I have updated drawn raw images even the classroom students cannot see, hear, nor understand. They sit quietly in Disneyland wondering about my eccentricities I

The Greatest Gift – A Meditation by WiL

When the cold of depression surrounds my heart with ice, and I shiver under the blankets in my lonely bed, it feels as though I will suffer alone forever with the silent screams of the voices in my unquiet mind.

The Greatest Gift – A Meditation by WiL

When the cold of depression surrounds my heart with ice, and I shiver under the blankets in my lonely bed, it feels as though I will suffer alone forever with the silent screams of the voices in my unquiet mind.

Mental sILLeeeNESS

Although mental illness is no joke, laughing can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormones, increase muscle flexion, and boost immune function by raising levels of infection-fighting T-cells, disease-fighting proteins called Gamma-interferon and B-cells, which produce disease-destroying antibodies. Laughter also

Mental sILLeeeNESS

Although mental illness is no joke, laughing can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormones, increase muscle flexion, and boost immune function by raising levels of infection-fighting T-cells, disease-fighting proteins called Gamma-interferon and B-cells, which produce disease-destroying antibodies. Laughter also

Shine Your Light

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Did U Know?

At least one third of the homeless population has a mental illness. Homeless people with mental illness suffer more than other homeless people. Permanent supportive housing is key to helping homeless people with mental illness. Read more courtesy of NAMI (the National

Did U Know?

At least one third of the homeless population has a mental illness. Homeless people with mental illness suffer more than other homeless people. Permanent supportive housing is key to helping homeless people with mental illness. Read more courtesy of NAMI (the National