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EPISODE #2 | Morris: The Mind of Someone Like Me

Pronouns: He/Him

Morris has learned how to navigate a life filled with challenges by finding solace in keeping busy with all the things he enjoys, from watercolor painting to working out mathematical equations. However, when TMI Project offered a storytelling workshop in collaboration with the Mental Health Association of Ulster County (MHA), he was hesitant to join. When he decided to overcome his fear of public speaking and give it a try, though, he transformed into a powerful storyteller. 

I’m glad I can make this contribution against stigma. And I’m thinking the bigger this gets, the harder the stigma will fall.


If you think you have a problem and want help, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.

Episode Contributors:

Eva Tenuto (she/her) – Host
Morris Bassik (he/him) – Storyteller
Denise Ranaghan (she/her) – Storyteller
Ellen Pendergar (she/her) – Storyteller

Storytelling Prompt:

Write a letter to a memorable family member or mentor who influenced your life.

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