Write Your Way to Recovery

Everyone has a story. Writing it down can help you in many different ways.

This website is designed to help people affected by mental health problems on their journey of recovery. It invites you to write your stories and experiences – and gives you tools to inspire you.

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Writing and Recovery

If you’ve ever put pen to paper to work through difficult feelings, you might already know how powerful words can be. In fact, creating and taking control of their own stories can help people affected by mental health problems to experience recovery. 

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Weighted realignment

 A journey towards recovery, wherever was I to begin?Obstacles everywhere, showing zero sign of growing thin,Suffocation breeding from every which way,An indictment was made against my mentality This...

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courage,
Weight of the mind
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Love Doesn't Seem A Pa...

Why do I seem so different,From everyone else I see,Smiling, laughing and in love,While I’m partnered with misery Why does my heart beat,At such a slow and irregular pace,Maybe that&rs..;.

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Up front

Conflict is burning my soul from the inside outWithout a doubt, there is a false power in existence A power that can't be taken lightlyYet shouldn't even be worth a second glanceWhere is my own stubbornn...

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self-management,
recovery journey
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Intro

Ben, Congratulations, you're now 80 years old and hopefully that means you didn't stick to the deal you made with yourself at 21. Right now I'm pretty unsure of how I feel. I guess I'd say I feel like a blank canvas but that doesn't quite do it....

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depression

A fathers love

Please note: this story references abuse. "you taught me how to love someone who did not love you" the words of a good friend and I taught her this by loving my father. Its funny because I'm sure you would think he was an absent father or was ...

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emotions

Double Heartedness

   I am becoming 'a have' and I am becoming 'a have not' as I go in and out of recovery like a bleatinglamb. Slipping and sliding backwards and forwards from health to illness varying my condition as acitiz...

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hope,
fear
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