Childhood Abuse · Poetry

Spirit – by Niall Madden

I found the spirit that I needed It lifted me up from my chair. Paused my breathing. It was raw yet frigid, Clawed at my throat. Though it lacked weight This drink helped me float. It flowed in my glass- mirror Image of myself looking back, Fuzzy like my vision, Blurred like my past. To… Continue reading Spirit – by Niall Madden

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Time to Talk Day 2017

The message behind the story of Letters to the Mind is one of talking, having conversations and expressing our true feelings about mental health so that we can help ourselves and others in the process. This year, people are logging their conversations with Time to Change and helping the battle against mental health discrimination. #TimetoTalk Day is… Continue reading Time to Talk Day 2017

Anorexia · Depression · Stress

The Story of Me, Them and Others – by Lewis Bull

In my last post I mentioned that I used character representations for anxiety, depression etc. and in this piece I thought I would talk more about them. My CBT therapist recommended during my sessions that using such imagery can help in dealing with situations that I would find stressful and help make sense of the… Continue reading The Story of Me, Them and Others – by Lewis Bull

Anxiety · Depression

Weary – by Jennifer Nichole Wells

I’m so tired she said and he agreed but what he didn’t understand was the tiredness of which she spoke was not for want of sleep © Jennifer Nichole Wells Note from the author: This poem is about anxiety, depression and just the feeling of being completely overwhelmed and not knowing what to do about… Continue reading Weary – by Jennifer Nichole Wells

Anxiety · Depression · Stress

The Road to Nowhere – by Lewis Bull

Life after CBT was always going to be tough, it is for anyone, trying to use the strategies I’ve learnt is very hard sometimes, still expecting perfection from myself and feeling like a failure to those closest to me. Sometimes it’s hard to see something right in front of me and I can see it… Continue reading The Road to Nowhere – by Lewis Bull

Anxiety · Depression · Suicide

The Spiral – by Niall Madden

Why try you lie I die at night that mind takes flight a cold dream a grip tight the blame lies the tears fly the screams cry    I sigh    I ask why watch the time tick tick tick stop don’t say this tell me that curled up tight lone falling through cracks what happened to… Continue reading The Spiral – by Niall Madden

Anxiety · Stress · Suicide

Going Nowhere (Why Me, Anxiety?) – by Lewis Bull

Recently life has taken a turn I wasn’t expecting, I never once thought suicide was the way out, though I never acted upon these thoughts, those feelings were there, from what my therapist said my thoughts were archetypal of someone pretty low, on the day I finally let out how I’d been feeling what came… Continue reading Going Nowhere (Why Me, Anxiety?) – by Lewis Bull