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Masks & Poetry for Public Health

Spring 2015, Mental Health Coalition, Sedona, AZ

with poet Tom Puets and photographer Larry Pollock



In this presentation, Vietnam veteran, author author/poet Tom Puetz shared about healing from PTSD using alternative methods while Pash used masks to highlight the emotion of his stories. This event was part of the Mental Health Coalition's Mental Health Awareness Week presentations. See a video of this presentation here.

Grief
Grief
Compassion holding Grief
Compassion holding Grief
Soldier in front of Compassion
Soldier in front of Compassion
Rage
Rage
Shame
Shame
Poet, Tom Puetz
Poet, Tom Puetz
Vulnerability holding wound in front of Compassion.
Vulnerability holding wound in front of Compassion.
Vulnerability presenting wound to group.
Vulnerability presenting wound to group.
Transformation in front of healing totem.
Transformation in front of healing totem.
Poet, Tom Puetz
Poet, Tom Puetz
Totem of Healing
Totem of Healing

Photos by Larry Pollock