I enjoy that this is a website i don't need to come onto every day, or even every week or month. I visit Write to Recovery website two or three times a year and it is such a handy resource for me to have when i feel i have exhausted a lot of other avenues during a particularly bad spell. The thing is i am not really having an overly bad spell. I am actually ...read more
Inside the Black Rainbow
CINSIDE THE BLACK RAINBOW Living had become like existing in a black rainbow; No colour, no patterns, bereft of words and music. Yet locked away in dark revines, elements slept, Just waiting for it to be filled with life and light. As year after year, the springs became summers, The autumns became winters, so the seasons mingled . Like the seasons, my feelings merged into darkness. Like the rainbow, I clinged on to who I ...read more
What writing means to me.
Writing gives me the freedom to express how I feel when I am at my most confused and vulnerable. The support and encouragement that I get from my 'Writing to Recovery' group gives me the opportunity to really explore the conflicting, overwhelming emotions that come from being on this journey. Through attending these meetings, I have re-discovered my passion for writing, and it has now became an invaluable coping mechanism for me. From subjects such ...read more
Writing myself out of a hole.
Please note: this piece references suicide. Writing Myself Out Of A Hole. How long I have suffered depression I do not recall. It is now many, many years. I was first prescribed anti depressants in March 1993. It took until September 2014 to get a formal diagnosis. A long time in anyone's book. Of course the black dog wasn't my constant companion, There were months and years when he didn't visit. However, he was never ...read more
Writing down my thoughts and feelings helps me to feel better about things and get out of my own head. Sometimes all my thoughts scramble around in my head soo fast, or are very over whelming. Just putting them on paper helps me to put them into perspective, see things for what they are, and help me get in touch with where I am at this very moment. I can pull myself out of a ...read more