mental illness

Seen & heard

I know what it is like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How it feels like you just can’t carry on. How it feels as though you could fall and no one will hear. How it feels like there is no reason to believe you will be ok. How you hurt yourself… Continue reading Seen & heard

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The language of kindness

A personal definition of kindness ~ ~ the quality of being generous, considerate, gentle, warm and caring, marked by a concern for others. ~ a power force of love in action, that requires strength and courage, and provides strength to others. ~ a refreshing and deep cleansing breath. “but even if I am weak,  I… Continue reading The language of kindness

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My mental illness is not a phase, and I am not ashamed

I am not completely afraid to admit I am mentally unwell — but I understand why others are; there is so much stigma and discrimination around the subject of mental health. The worst thing about mental illness is not the illness itself (though, it does tend to suck), but is the silence; we are told… Continue reading My mental illness is not a phase, and I am not ashamed