Author Archives: Marilyn L. Geary

Recovery in Action Summer Art Show 0

Works of artists who have experienced mental illness were shown in this event held at the Marin Fencing Academy.

Marin Mind/Scapes on CMCM TV’s Channel 26 0

Marin Mind/Scapes will be shown on the Community Media Center of Marin’s Channel 26 on Saturday, August 21st at 8pm.

Mind/Scape artist’s online portfolio 0

John Byron Griffin’s online portfolio is featured on Nami Marin’s blog. Also a writer and a musician, Byron’s portfolio is accompanied by his artist statement about each piece. It was wonderful to see Byron’s work appreciated at the Marin Mind/Scape exhibit, and it’s now available online for all to see.

Artful Recovery 0

WHERE: Riley Street Art Supply 1138 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA 94901 415. 457-2787 WHO: Saturday Art Group from the Enterprise Resource Center in San Rafael (part of the Health and Wellness Campus). MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Enterprise Resource Center is to provide a caring, community environment where people can talk about  their […]

How Landscape Heals 0

Saturday’s event for Marin Mind/Scapes at the de Young Museum was a wonderful experience. The Piazzoni Murals Room formed the perfect setting for our program on the Healing Power of Landscape. The program began with Dr. Michael Freeman’s seating slide show entitled The Titans’ Circle of Life, Inspiration, Courage, Leadership and Passion, accompanied by songs […]

Thank you for donations to the NAMI Walk SF Bay Area 0

The sun shone bright on May 22nd in Golden Gate Park for the SF Bay Area NAMI Walk. Walkers from all over the SF Bay Area joined to champion justice, dignity and respect for all people affected by mental illness. Mayor Gavin Newsom appeared with his baby daughter to kick off the walk. Money raised from the […]

Join the SF Bay Area NAMI Walk May 22, 2010 0

Before I had a mental health crisis in my family, I didn’t know NAMI existed. A therapist recommended that I contact NAMI, and on attending a meeting, I immediately found the support and understanding of family members like myself. Through NAMI Marin I have formed life-long bonds with other family members who also have been […]

No Kidding, Me Too 0

Celebrity Joey Pantoliano is making huge inroads in breaking down the stigma of mental illness though his non-profit foundation No Kidding, Me Too. He has created a documentary DVD, now available on,  that explores of lives of six people struggling with mental illness. Proceeds go to the foundation to further reduce the shame and silence […]

Why Marin Mind/Scapes? 0

I have created Marin Mind/Scapes to help change perceptions about people who have a mental illness. Through my personal history of mental illness and recovery, I understand stigma first-hand. In my early Twenties, I was taken in an ambulance to Herrick Hospital in Berkeley after my college roommates called 911.  It was my first psychotic break. […]