News from NAMI NJ:
We thank all the poets, NAMI NJ friends and families for getting those amazing poems to us for the 2017 NAMI NJ Dara Axelrod Expressive Arts Mental Health Poetry Contest. This year’s theme is “the process or processes you use to help you make it through the tough times.”
We received many worthy entries. After multiple rounds of careful reading, we finally selected the Top Ten Poems. The judging criteria consisted of:
- Using the theme of mental health
- The way the subject matter was handled
NAMI NJ members and friends are now called on to VOTE ONLINE and help us pick the Top Three Poems. Support our poets and cast your vote by Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
All poems entered into the contest will be showcased on NAMI NJ’s Poetry Corner webpage in the coming months.
Thank you for your participation. Enjoy the poems!