Writing Our Way Home | Mental Health Monday

Psychotherapist & Author, Ann Dowsett Johnston

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Monday, March 6, 2023 @ 11:00 am PST

Writing Our Way Home | #MentalHealthMonday

In this presentation, bestselling author Ann Dowsett Johnston will discuss how writing can be a powerful tool in recovery, and how we can shape our own stories. Ann believes writing is a process of discovery and at the heart of good writing is finding your voice. She will guide us to explore how to tell the stories that are deep within us and how to frame our work and even get it published.

During this engaging session of #MentalHealthMonday, Ann will help us to understand:
  • Writing as a tool of recovery
  • How to excavate stories and give a voice to our secrets
  • How to develop the narrative arc and see your work get published

Join us LIVE for a Q & A session following the presentation.


Ann Dowsett Johnston is the bestselling author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, named by the Washington Post as one of the top 10 books of 2013. An award-winning journalist with more than 30 years experience, Ann is now a practicing psychotherapist. Three years ago, she launched her popular Writing Your Recovery series, memoir-writing courses for women in recovery. Ann has won many awards for her work in battling the stigma around mental health and addiction, including an honorary doctorate from Queen’s University. She lives in Toronto.


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We believe that when women heal, families heal, and communities do too.

The SHE RECOVERS Foundation Weekly #MentalHealthMonday Educational Series is composed of hour-long, live, recovery-focused educational sessions featuring today’s leaders in women’s wellness, mental health, and addiction recovery.

All #MentalHealthMonday sessions are broadcasted on Facebook and added to our Youtube Channel for future viewing.

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