World Mental Health Day, – 1

Tomorrow, 10 October, is recognised by the World Health Organisation as World Mental Health Day. The theme that was chosen for 2020 is “Mental Health for All”. On this, the penultimate day I have decided to post three poems that I wrote about specific mental health issues that I have: bipolar affective disorder and complex…

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From me to you

Following on from my previous post today I would like to share more thoughts with you. And the way I like to express how I feel is often through verse. So here goes, from my heart and head to yours. But healing faster than my mind, even in its prime. Perhaps our head knows just…

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Reconnect: a poem about self-harm

I’m so pissed off that nothing’s right I’m tired – and weary – I’ve no more fight. I’ll use a blade or a cigarette – Anything to let me RECONNECT. I’ll hurt no-one I’m no-one’s threat; Only I feel the pain and pay my own debt. Why are YOU angry? Why are YOU sad? It’s…

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On being unique

For decades I’ve wanted to fit in. But, despite the numerous masks I carefully constructed, I never did. At school I was either near the top of the class – or at the bottom. My schoolbooks show pages and pages of carefully researched and presented work alongside blank pages and incomplete work because I just…

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My journey towards taking off the masks

It has been such a long journey just to get here. I believe I’m worth it. I know I could have set up my blog site within a time-frame much closer to that which was suggested – but it’s actually taken two days to be ready to write my first post. Why? Basically, because I’m…

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