Don’t give up: a letter to myself about my eating disorder | My Mental health Story | Mind

So for my selfie, I’ve decided to read a letter that I wrote to my younger self when I was in the depths of my eating disorder. It’s really an encouragement to prove that now in my position, you know, it’s worth fighting your eating disorder, it’s worth going through recovery. So I hope this letter can also be of […]

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Nico Wilkinson – “Mental Illness Testifies” (Capturing Fire ‘18)

And now the case of the people versus mental illness on the charges of Charleston Colorado Springs and Orlando the prosecution calls the defendant to the stand mental illness how do you plead not guilty your honor I’ve taken the blame for a lot of bloodshed but this I don’t think I did this I mean it’s hard to me […]

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My Everything: Chronic Illness in Love [CC]

You wanted everything and I gave you everything but my everything was too much for you because my everything is late night I love you’s, and drive safely’s, and text me when you get home’s my everything is future plans, and kept promises, and never being able to hold you long enough the past wrapped up in pretty packages, because […]

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“You’re Not Alone” – A Mental Health Awareness Spoken Word Poem

I’ve always said that the most powerful words in the English language are, “You are not alone.” This one is for those that don’t know, or have forgotten. Somewhere right now there is a young girl sitting at a dinner table, trying to think of an excuse to get up and go to the bathroom so she can make herself […]

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Brittney Smaila – Dating Mental Illness

I’ve seen too many articles detailing just why dating someone with a mental illness is a good idea As I’m reading these articles all I’m reading is romanticized pain Glorified illness trust me you do not want to date my mental illness For the first months of our relationship, I will seem perfect I will be just aloof enough, strangely […]

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“It’s Not That Simple” – A Mental Health Medication Spoken Word Poem

My therapist once asked me if I was truly committed to treatment. She said that things wouldn’t get better unless I was completely invested. I tried to tell you that I am, but that sometimes there’s a part of my mind that’s like another person, and he doesn’t necessarily know if he’s on board. She shot back with, “There are […]

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