Sectioned

Please note: this piece references self-harm.

despite the bravado
the concern shows through
what should you say
what should you do?
are there some secret signs?
thoughts spiral.
you struggle to keep it together
as words associate
cos really sectioned
means cut
clinically sliced
and diced
into pieces.
and you cut yourself up enough these days.

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Recovery

You spend so long trying trying everyone’s patience – especially your own. Exhausted, you bite your tongue and grit your teeth get through the days fight against the nights. All that effort spent gripping tightly to life. But livin...

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anxiety,
depression

Sleeves

Please note: this piece references self-harm. I don’t wear my heart on my sleeve – never have. Instead, I keep it closely guarded, hidden discreetly. For years, my sleeves were a hiding place, not for my heart – but for secret hurts on...

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Turn round and face it

Turn round and face itThat first bottle of cider set me free, it was as though a button had been pressed in my heart and all the hurt, pain and worry simply blew away like a leaf in the wind.  It was the solu...

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Through the spin cycle

I dont feel quite right today. So here I am again... I have an art class to attend and Im struggling with getting my act together.  I feel like im not part of anything or anyone.  This distance will keep me at home if I dont push...

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small steps,
positive
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vaginismus

argh!feel worried as I read more

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