From the Quiet Room

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to Turtle Way Journal, Volume 3, Issue 1 – our first issue of 2013, and our fourth issue since inception! Here you will find an eclectic mixed of personal stories, perspectives, poetry, and creative art from around the world. As always, I want to express my sincere gratitude to those who submitted their creative works in the spirit of inspiring and supporting persons who have mental illnesses.

This issue includes the talents of six poets. This issue’s poems touch on various forms of mental illness including depression, bipolar and our Special Interest Section topic of OCD.

Meditations, photo-quotes, and Mental Silliness jokes are provided by me, but we welcome those which you write and/or send in as well. Please see the submission guidelines for details.

We are also introducing a new section called “Did U Know?”, which features interesting (or not so interesting, depending on what you find interesting) facts about mental illness. To contribute to next issue’s “Did U Know?” section see the submission guidelines.

Submissions for the next issue are open now, so send them in as soon as you can!

But wait! Before you dive in, let’s review a few housekeeping items:

  • WARNING: Please read the “trigger” disclaimer here.
  • COMMENTS ARE NOW ENABLED: For the first time, I have enabled comments. Please be respectful in your feedback. All comments will be moderated to protect the contributors, who have put forth their most sensitive and revealing works for us to read, view, and enjoy. As always, you may send your comments and questions either directly to the author via their contact information, or to me via the contact form here. Your comments may be included in future issues’ “Letters to the Editor” section unless you specify otherwise.
  • SUBMISSIONS: If you would like your work to be considered for upcoming issues, please review our submission guidelines here. Without you, there is no we, and only we can get through life – together, not alone.

Love and peace,

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