DIDACTIC // Mental Health & Luxury

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Published for The Future Past, May 7, 2016. 

Asylum can mean safety for those who need it or security for those who don’t. An institution can protect or oppress.

The past and the future have already happened. And the present doesn’t exist. 

We aren’t all in this together. Moreso: we aren’t in this alone. The continuum of wellness can only function within community. To be in community is to exist in that liminal space between (and beyond) the future and the past. It offers us asylum and provides institutional support. It allows our collective wellness to unsettle the status quo. It reconstructs sanity as a space where hope still matters and solidarity transcends mere agreement. Community is where the past and the future act together. Today. And tomorrow. (And yesterday.)

Editors: Janneane & Benjamin Blevins
Published by: PRINTtEXT

Contributors: 
Bree Jo’ann “Many Rooms”
Michael Dahlie “The Misfit from Gørlev” 
Wendy Lee Spacek “Anxious Dreamer” 
James Payne “No Bad Memories” 
Thomas Kennedy “Glossary” 
Danicia Monét “Step Lightly” 
James A. Reeves “She Watches Eli Lilly at Midnight” 

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