Living with Depression

Depression is different for everyone, it is a mental illness, and everybody’s minds work differently, so I’m sure that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.  For me though, my depression isn’t something that is obvious to anyone around me, such to the extent that I have managed to keep it hidden for 5 years.  It’s... Continue Reading →

Are we all alone at heart?

Is a part of being human, being alone at heart? Are we all struggling with battles that no one else can see, that makes us different people on the inside? I feel like I’m lost, and not because I don’t know what I want to do with my life, because I’m pretty certain of that,... Continue Reading →

I Don’t Want to Pretend

From year 10 to year 12 at school I didn’t feel much of anything.  Towards the end of year 10 and the start of year 11 I had lost a number of people to various different illnesses, and every day from then on, wasn’t about living or enjoying life, it was just about getting to... Continue Reading →

Twists and Turns

The twists and turns that catch you off guard,  throw you off kilter and drain you of energy.   The happiness that is elation that gets you so high you walk the clouds of your dreams, above the obstacles of life, but when the depression comes on the next bend you fall from your high... Continue Reading →

The Struggle of Truth

A part of me believes that if I continue to pretend that nothing is wrong, then nothing needs to change.  As if willing something to be a certain way would ever actually make it happen, but fear of the alternative makes us hope for something we realistically know can never be.  You see, I am... Continue Reading →

The Tower

Interpret this poem as you will, but I wrote it in reference to the fact that I spend a lot of time caught up in my own head, and as wonderful as dreams can be to personify what you want in life, and what your ultimate aspirations are, sometimes we need to remember to stay... Continue Reading →

Belief

‘God doesn’t stop bad things happening, he gives you the strength to keep going when they happen.’  I have not been to a church since I was 6 years old, I do not consider myself a religious person.  I wouldn’t go so far to say I am an atheist, but I am definitely not an... Continue Reading →

Turning Point

Mental health has been a big part of my life for a good few years now, but I think the biggest obstacle in the way of my recovery has been my inability to accept it for what it was.  Deep down I think I knew that it was depression, but it’s too easy when you... Continue Reading →

Depression

Although this poem is nothing to be proud of in the literary world, I wrote it during a low point to remind myself that, it may be difficult to stay strong for myself, but I keep fighting the battle that is mental health because I want to be strong for the people I love, and... Continue Reading →

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