Many Voices Press “22 year Anniversary”

January 30, 2010

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Many Voices Words of Hope

IT’S MV’s 22nd ANNIVERSARY!

Yep, twenty-two years ago – in February, 1989 – we sent out the first issue of MANY VOICES. And here we are in 2010…still doing our best to support recovery and public understanding for people recovering from trauma or abuse. It’s been an interesting journey, to say the least. Lots of ups, and a few downs, but overall– it’s been extremely satisfying to receive notes like this:

"Your newsletter has been a candle in the darkness, in moments when I’ve felt so alone with my dissociative disorder…

pic of angel by Charles M.

Artwork by Charles M.

…I’ve used therapists, massage, yoga, and movement therapy. But many times, reading about the courage others have had to fight this disorder has helped me most. …Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your work."–Pat B.
If you would like to thank MV as Pat did, with an extra donation to put us on track for the next 22 years…
Here’s a link!

Charles is a prison inmate who reads MANY VOICES, thanks to our subsidized subscription program.

Read more below about MV’s plans to get more and better information about effective trauma treatment into jails
and prisons. 

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The February issue went into the mail this week!

To all current subscribers–and a few others, too!  Sometimes we select  random addresses from past subscriber and promotion lists, hoping to entice you to renew or order! To find out if you’re getting a promo issue this time,
write to me. 

If you’re not on the promo list, but want to see our Anniversary Issue (main topic: Parenting…but lots of other content too!) ask. We are glad to send a free sample to anyone with a serious interest in receiving MANY VOICES.

More About MV’s Plans for Prison Outreach

It is easy to disregard the plight of prisoners. After all, they’re the BAD people, right? And we, on the outside, are the GOOD people! Out of sight, out of mind… I’ve been guilty of thinking that way, myself. But when you realize that according to Bureau of Justice statistics, state and federal prison authorities had jurisdiction over 1,610,446 prisoners at midyear 2008…and that doesn’t count the people in local jails, or those on parole, who are trying to figure out how to make their way on the "outside" (where the rest of us don’t have it too easy, either…) Well, maybe–for everyone’s benefit–we should be paying attention to what happens to folks while they "serve their debt to society."A 2006 study noted that more than half of state and federal inmates had mental health problems, and of those, one quarter reported past physical or sexual abuse. The ratios for female inmates are higher. Most mental health "treatment" in jails and prisons consists of medication only. MV wants to help change this.

MV wants funding to subsidize subscriptions for prison counselors.In addition to offering discussion topics and outlets for inmate art and writing, MV will also give therapists resources on trauma treatment, the ISST-D, and more. Each counselor with a subscription may make photocopies available to all his/her clients…a very cost-effective way to spread hope and recovery to a community that is desperately underserved. We need your help!

Geometric shapes by Charles

Charles says
"I draw geometric stuff like this for hours, to get out of self. Relaxing!"

If you are a Therapist who works with inmates in the Criminal Justice System at any level, please contact me. I am especially interested in finding professional organizations that emphasize rehabilitation efforts. If you are the family member of someone who is currently incarcerated or was in the past, please let me know. We are trying to find the right channels to begin the process of reaching the people who need us most. THANKS!

ASK FOR A FREE SAMPLE ISSUE OF MV– FOR YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE!

RESEARCH PROJECT

RESEARCH REQUEST for Survivors and Therapists, to Share Experiential Information

I need your help in gathering personal stories describing:

(1) the differing medical/physical aspects of your “alters/parts/selves”(or those of clients) and

(2) your experience of what happens when a shift takes place from an alter with

a particular affliction to an alter without that particular affliction. 

Examples may include but are not limited to Allergies, Addictions,

Eyesight, Pain, Medications, Illness etc. Confidentiality Guaranteed.

For more info or to share your experience PLEASE contact Mandy Lynch.
(now integrated 12 years) at my e-mail address lynchlotus@aol.com 
MV will also forward your reply to Mandy, if you prefer to reply to LynnW

Surface mail may be sent C/O Many Voices, PO Box 2639, Cincinnati, OH 45201-2639
We will forward mail as requested.

PLAN AHEAD! WRITE OR DRAW FOR US !

  Share your insight and creativity on these or other topics:

APRIL 2010: Online Safety. Spotting danger. Making friends. Avoiding cliques and abuse. Social Networking pros and cons. Describe Healthy Boundaries. ARTWORK: Your computer–friend or foe?

Send NOW ,  & help others heal!

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CHECK OUT OUR NEW FEBRUARY QUESTION at our SHARING SECTION

Jill5by5 wants to know about finding  work to do from home. Please read through the whole list of Sharing Questions, and reply to any, no matter when the topic first appeared.
We Love Fresh Updates to PAST QUESTIONS!

At MV, hatMed.jpgwe make every effort to be helpful to people
recovering from trauma and abuse, their families and friends.
We also want to assist trauma treatment professionals who guide people
in recovery toward a healthier, happier life. Please help us perform these
tasks well by sending your suggestions and input, pro or con, anytime.
Call me personally at 513-751-8020. I want to hear from you!
Sincerely,
Lynn Wasnak, aka Lynn W., Editor and Executive Director

Many Voices
PO Box 2639
Cincinnati, OH 45201-2639

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One Response to “Many Voices Press “22 year Anniversary””


  1. I couldnt understand some parts of this article, but I guess I just need to check some more resources regarding this, because it sure sounds interesting!

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