Tag Archives: mental illness

Victim No More

Shrinking, wilting, trapped in the darkness, cowering. Victim. Managed, abandoned, stamped with a label, damaged. Outcast. Hopelessness, lifelessness, assistance that fades away, faceless. Forgotten. Grasping, seeking, the fickle left behind, standing. Awakened. Pneuma, yoga, sparking the strength within, survivor. Worthy. … Continue reading

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Mental Health UNawareness

TRIGGER CAUTION. This poem deals with abuse, self-harm, and suicide. Please remember that there’s a difference between awareness that intervenes and awareness that notes a life’s passing. I’ve witnessed those who knew better turn away, not just from me, but … Continue reading

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How She Survives

She knew, in that moment after catastrophe, she knew. She knew her greatest enemy would soon arrive, the one she saw each day in the mirror. The one choice, the only choice, was to do what she must to survive. … Continue reading

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Dear World, Mental Illness is Real

It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who pay lip service to the reality of mental illness, but then turn a blind eye when faced with it. Sadly, it’s like that with most everything people can’t see. … Continue reading

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