• The Safe Room

    I could learn to live in a room like this. Low ceilings, narrow window. I could learn to stoop and make myself small. No room in this chamber for other bodies,done by design so I can go unseen,so I'd never have to worry about being described behind my back,being slashed across the achiles heel. Better this shruken life than having my soul raidedif I dared to open its lid. What you don't know can't hurt you.In this small room, ...

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    dealing with past experiences,
    vulnerability,
    fear,
    betrayal,
    Trust
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  • Young minds

    The young minds of todayDon't care what we oldies think. No wonder.......We're ruining their worldNot caring of their future They don't think we care So do the buck fast boom dock cig danceMet a few todayA reminder of my pastDon't forget their needs We need them to last 💥 

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  • My promise to myself

    I will stop letting myself, or anyone else hold me back from being who I want to be, or doing what I want to do.I set the limits, I position the glass ceiling, nobody else. I will stop living in fear of judgement, failure, emotional or psychological breakdown. What’s done is done and I no longer need to carry that story with me any longer.I cannot forget it, and that’s absolutely fine. But I no longer need ...

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    taking control,
    resilience,
    recovery
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  • Emily's story

    My story is one of the many small hits that led to the darkest moment I have faced, and how I have come out of it.To start, I am, or at the time I thought I was a very happy outgoing person, without too much detail things began to slide, the job I loved was taken away from me when I was moved to a new one by my company, it was stressful but I ...

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    smile,
    recovery,
    Depression
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  • Beating the Thief

    …If you can fill each unforgiving minute with 6o seconds of distance run… Stephen wrote a brief history of it, Jules dreamed of traveling through it, some people waste it, when it is the most precious gift we can give someone. Mine is being stolen! Of course I’m talking about time. Just now I’m keeping a grip of it, using it. Not as well as some do, but, for me, a lot is getting done. That is ...

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    Fight back,
    Struggle,
    Winning,
    Depression,
    Helping
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  • Letter From the Wise One

    Dear younger me, Hi me!Write.....Just do it....Just write.....You loved to write, didn't you?  When it was going well and even when it wasn't, you enjoyed walking around and thinking until you thought of something and you went to the next cafe and wrote.  Wasn't it brilliant?  Wasn't it?  Oh, remember! Fight the side effects of the medication.  You'll need them sweetheart but stive to have pain relief and your imagination - our imagination.  Imagine the good, not ...

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  • Panic Attacks

    They started with a bang. Literally. My heart pounded, I felt like I was going to faint, and I sat, shaking, sure that I was having a heart attack. I was 16 experiencing my first panic attack. I don't know what triggered it, I was in college in a lesson minding my own business then BAM I wouldn't breathe.In that first month I think I must have had around two panic attacks a day. ...

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    triggers;,
    panic;,
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  • Kidnapper

    "Kidnapper" I'm just going through the motions Of life, with discombobulated eyesAnd red raw emotions.I cry someI sigh someI hold my heart and soulTo ransom.It's like everydayIs deja-vu as much asThe night is long and blue.I pace someI chase someI hold all that I'm notTo ransom.This is more than a lullAnd I don't know how muchMore of my being, I can spill. Kevin

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    Poem
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  • Dear Friend

    Dear Friend, I know you are struggling the now. You don't know whats happening or whats going on but there is plenty of help at home and at uni. There is mindulness, relaxation methods and many other amazing things you can do to help you. The techniques work, use them. Put them into practice. You will benefit from it. I know its tough but darling so are you. From your friend supporting you

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    anxiety,
    helpful,
    self love
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  • Motivation to Me

    Dear Me, I know you might want to procrastinate and want to head home to watch Gilmore Girls but you need to make a start on your project. You have came this far within your educational journey do not give up now! p.s first time you have wrote anything in write to recovery. Feel proud. think of the 5 year rule. gilmore girls will be there in 5 years to watch but you only have ...

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  • Dear Stranger

    Dear Stranger, I am writing this to you to tell you that I care. You may have a reason as to why you have decided to read this post or maybe you don't and that's perfectly okay. Please know that you are not alone and that in time things will get better. Things will get easier but you've just got to get through the hard stuff first. It's okay to ask for support I promise ...

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    #mentalhealth,
    #depression,
    #mentalillness,
    #recovery
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  • You Are Doing A Good Job

    It is my belief that suffering mental illness has a great spiritual benefit and significance for all of us if only we can bear to live with it. We can understand deeply other people's misfortunes because we are so depleted ourselves. So we work hard, we are not lazy. It is a symptom that optimism and positivity are elusive in this adversity. We need to ask for great courage to steer through it and we ...

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    hope,
    spiritual emergence,
    work
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  • Being kind to myself- an open letter to me, from me.

    Well done Lisa. You did it. What seems like the biggest feat, wasn't really all that hard to beat. you got out of bed , wearing a smile, even though you could've easily stayed there for a while. You woke the kids up, got them fed and dressed, sat down with a coffee, and took your time taking your meds. Then you dressed yourself and brushed your teeth before heading out the door, feeling excited ...

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    depression,
    wellbeing,
    gym,
    kindness,
    Disability
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  • Just A Note...

    Just A Note... Hey you, I just wanted to write, I really hope you don't mind, You're not out of mind, just out of sight, I think about you all of the time. I often wonder how things are, Since the last time that we spoke, It feels like we are so near yet far, I hope that you got my last note. What's the weather like these days, Did the sun ever start to ...

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  • TRUST IN GOD

    So here it is, my letter to God. Dear God, I asked for strength, and you gave me difficulties to make me strong. I asked for wisdom, and you gave me problems to solve. I asked for prosperity, and you gave me brain and brawn to work. I asked for courage, you gave me danger to overcome. I asked for love, you gave me troubled people to help. I asked for favours, and you gave ...

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    courage,
    love,
    strength,
    God,
    opportunities
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  • Some hope

    I am what I am and you are what you are but lets try to take a quick lingering short or a long step back and ask ourselves as we all should now and again until the end of time why and not just why me dear God?

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  • Get busy living

    What do you do when you are burnt out from life, just give up and lie down or re-group and start again? As red in the Shawshank redemption said " get busy living or get busy dying", so which one do you choose - living or dying? Sometimes it's easier to lie down and give up and give in, it certainly takes a lot less energy. But nothing worthwhile is easy, so persevere until you ...

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    Tag1
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  • You save me, I save you

    You can and will get through this, trust me it's just a very dark temporary horrible cloud in your life at the moment and you will get through the other end of the tunnel, ano how it feels ano how it works and I thought I would never get better but I did and I'm so glad of how far I have came with your help and support I could have never did it without ...

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    with,
    past,
    dealing,
    experiences
  • BARRIE'S RECOVER FROM PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA

    I came to be at Intervoice after my last hospital admission,, leaving again with another diagnosis and hearing a voice in a foreign language 24 hours a day which i still hear to this day.. On leaving hospital i was in an agonised at confused state,, told it would never go away that it was world salad/neologism,, heavily medicated and unable to fend for myself much at this period i was under the care of ...

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    www.positivementalhealthsupportgroup.com,
    Positive Mental Health Support Group
  • Round The Next Corner

    Dear Friend, I know you are fighting a battle you're sure you're not going to win. Believe me when I say "You never know what's round the next corner". It is very true but I will say there maybe many corners but one of those will be the turning point when all starts to come good. There will be many challenges along the way, but never give up as each challenge will make you stronger. ...

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  • Don't Wait

    ''If I waited till I felt like writing, I'd never write at all' Anne Tyler

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  • So you hate yourself.....l

    So...you hate yourself. I have been there too. I have looked in the mirror and thought "what a waste of space you are" I have wished that I was dead. But......then I realised that all the things I believed in my head were not true. They were feelings - not facts. They were feelings based upon someone else's opinion of me - infact society's opinion of me just because I was struggling with an illness ...

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    hope,
    depression
  • A letter from the unwise....

    Does that seem subversive? Well why not? Yoda had his faults. Was he that much wiser when he finally evaporated leaving Luke, Leia, Han and Chewwie to sort out the Alliance and finally defeat the Empire on their own. Yoda left them to deal with the Jedi's unfinished business. They shared the responsibility with relish. So my son...wiser you may not become..but you survive the crushing of days. Hope is contained in a sense of ...

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    Recovery,
    hopeless,
    Hope
  • Meditation to Clear the Mind

    Meditation has taught me how to quiet my mind, clear my mind clutter and to just enjoy the peace. Find what suits you. Silence, music, music videos, how to meditate videos. There are many online on youtube. I usually type in meditation and just find the one that suits me at the time. Find the place to meditate that suits you. Outdoors, indoors, sitting, reclining or lying down as long as you are comfortable and ...

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    #meditation,
    #clear the mind
  • Rediscovering

    Hi it's me again! Remember that thing you lost and you thought you'd never get back? Well guess what, you've found it again. Maybe took a couple of years of wandering round a little dazed and being more 'you' rather than what others expected but, hey, you needed a little break from that person didn't you! Anyways, just thought I'd drop you a line to remind you to not, never ever, be so blinkered to ...

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    found,
    smile,
    superman
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  • Chill......

    Dear Friend, I know how difficult it is to admit that it is all just a little too much. Being the ringmaster and keeping all the balls in the air is not always a nice, or safe, place to be. The pressures of keeping a house, children, parents and partner happy, and all the time working full time out of the home is daunting to anyone. When one of the carefully balanced elements fall your ...

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