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ONE CALM HOUR
This program introduces viewers to a group of patients at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto who benefit from participating in a weekly drum circle. Linda, Nathan, and the others speak candidly about the challenges of living with schizophrenia, and for the one hour that they bang on percussion instruments they experience a calm that is otherwise difficult to attain. The video follows as Linda goes on to form an advocacy group, Nathan is released and vows to shun drugs, and Laura looks forward to an outpatient visit with her family. In addition, the staff at CAMH - who enjoy the drumming as much as their clients do - provide a clinical overview of schizophrenia and discuss the need for supportive community housing.