This Spring 2009 issue of Open Minds Quarterly includes the winners of the 7th Annual BrainStorm Poetry Contest for mental health consumers and survivors. Forty finalists were selected from 594 entrants, with the following results:
First Place - Jennifer Footman
Second Place - Tracy King
Third Place - Ky Perraum
Honorable mentions went to Tracy King, David O'Neal, Michael Conner, Diane Klammer, Benjamin Hawkes, and Ky Perraum.
Open Minds Quarterly is a publication of The Writer's Circle, a project of NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action (Ontario). "NISA is built on the premise that consumer/survivors of mental health services are intelligent, creative, and can makea valuable contribution to society if given the opportunity to do so."