ITE/MH Poem

The ITE poem was written as an affirmation of the human spirit and aims to capture the essence of the values and actions that are important in the growth, healing, and recovery journey.

At its core, the poem is intended to inspire both the people moving through life’s challenges and those who support them. We believe that these roles are very fluid and there is tremendous value in experiencing both.

The use of the words “I’m the Evidence” makes plainly visible our belief in the values weaved throughout the poem. Whether facing mental illness, addiction, cancer or other distressing/disabling life experiences, the need for hope and support is paramount. Seeing—and sharing—the words “I’m the Evidence” offers an opportunity for empowerment and connection with others.

I’m the Evidence

I’m the Evidence
For how belief inspires
How hope transforms and
How giving heals the soul

I’m The Evidence
For what can be achieved
How feeling connected can ground and
How there is invaluable worth in an act of faith

I’m the Evidence
For how an example can lead
How far encouragement can take you and
How one step begins a journey towards endless possibilities

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