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Secret Handshake Clubhouse Details

Come one come all - you are welcome to our events
Click here to send an email to centralianwings@gmail.com

Secret Handshake Art Poster for Embers of Babel Feb 11 2017 - May 20

address - 170 A Baldwin st just west of Spadina
(please send mail to 60 Homewood Ave Apt 219 Toronto M4Y2X4)

Present, Future and Continuing Events:

Saturdays art galleree drop in 2.30 - 6 pm
Showing the art works of members and others


Last Sunday of every month gala poetry readings 2 - 5 pm
Doors open at 1:30
You will see Musicians Singers Poets Storytellers Dancers

BTW if you are in need of rehearsal space some evenings are available
unfortunately they can not be on these days:

Every Tuesday is Private Rehearsal Day
The Clubhouse is closed to the public

The Second Monday of every month
Honey Novick facilitates Vois Yoga from 2 - 4 pm
(Just show up and bring a small donation)
Otherwise the Clubhouse Gallery is closed Mondays

Wednesday peer support 1 - 4 pm
Thursday peer support 1 - 5 pm
(Just walk in and relax - you are welcome)

for more info call phone 416-995-8157

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We understand it because we live it!

Formed in 2004 in response to a void in the after-treatment of patients following a schizophrenia diagnosis, The Secret Handshake is the first and only Peer Support facility in Canada created by and for people with schizophrenia. It is similar to the model of peer support organization Alcoholics Anonymous.

The Secret Handshake recognizes that peers are uniquely equipped to counsel and support others coping with the illness. Members mentor and share recovery techniques and resources. Most important, we build deep friendships based on mutual trust and respect, breaking the cycle of isolation, stigma and ostracism.

Many people coping with schizophrenia do not have the support or skills to reintegrate into the mainstream. Frequently, they are not aware of important services available to them. We help them navigate the system. They can be very isolated, even in a family setting. Members flourish when they meet regularly with people who are living with the schizophrenia experience.

The diagnosis of any mental or physical illness requires treatment and support specific to that illness. This is why there is tremendous value in our Diagnostic Specific model.

Frank O'Hara volunteered to create this website. The website is dedicated to the memory of his sons, Thomas and Andrew, now deceased, both of whom suffered from schizophrenia.

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we'll post your letter on this site if you like

Here are posters of past events


Secret Handshake Art Poster for Embers of Babel Feb 11 2017 - May 20

April13_2015_SHG

Dec14_2013_SHG

Feb24_2013_SHG

Jan29_2017_SHG

July28_2013_SHG

Nov29_2015_SHG

Sep29_2013_SHG



 

 


 

 

 

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Even more delightful persons with schizophrenia who made an important contribution to society


John Nash
The film, A Beautiful Mind, is his story


Antonin Artaud
Artist, Poet, Actor, Philosopher



Veronica Lake
Actress