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

Anxiety · Art · Depression

Hormones and Anxiety Don’t Mix – by Nikki Beckett

  Any female reading this who has gone through or still going through puberty will understand that sometimes, we need to just cry. We need to cry and be sad and just wallow in sadness. This need is sometimes a bit more frequent when you’ve got a mental illness. There’s the danger of wallowing for too… Continue reading Hormones and Anxiety Don’t Mix – by Nikki Beckett

Bipolar · Depression · Poetry

Stagnation – by B.L. Memee

I cannot move. I cannot stand. I lie and stare and really don’t care. The whispers in my head, get off your butt, you’re hurting yourself, this inaction will only make it worse. I know it’s true. If only I could don’t you think that I really would? I feel frozen in place; I’m stuck… Continue reading Stagnation – by B.L. Memee

Bipolar · Poetry

Mr. Bipolarman – by Dan Curley

  Dear Mr. Bipolarman, You are relentless and attacking. You are always trying to take the people I love away. You don’t stop there. You try to take everything away but there are some things you can’t take away. You can’t take me away. Every time you hit me, knock me down, hurt me, my… Continue reading Mr. Bipolarman – by Dan Curley

Art · Depression · photography · Poetry

His Name was Depression – by Jennifer Nichole Wells

At night he crept and only at night he moved in the shadows in the dreams of the young You could never see him straight away, but you knew he was there. He was a force that was felt in every fiber of your being. It starts with an itch, just out of reach, then… Continue reading His Name was Depression – by Jennifer Nichole Wells

Anxiety · Art

Headlights – by Jennifer Nichole Wells

© Jennifer Nichole Wells 2016 Note: Photographs originally posted here About the art series: While the info on my site says “A series inspired by the reflection of light on fog, the nostalgia of rural scenery, film noir, mystery and the stills from episode 1 of the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer.” I’d like to… Continue reading Headlights – by Jennifer Nichole Wells

Bipolar · Depression · Poetry

When Hopelessness Hits – by B.L. Memee

I’ve spiraled down and now I fear what’s on my plate is a fate I did not anticipate. I thought I had an excellent plan that would keep me from residing in your forsaken land. I was wrong. I could not evade the plans you’d already laid. And now I see it rising before me,… Continue reading When Hopelessness Hits – by B.L. Memee

Bipolar · fiction

Beautiful AnnMarie (a work of fiction) – by Dan Curley

I had spent most of the year in a hospital getting treated for Bipolar Disorder. I met a lovely volunteer there AnnMarie. AnnMarie was a special kind of person. She warmed everyone’s heart. She was a humble woman not realizing how devastatingly beautiful she was. She tried to say she was old and had wrinkles.… Continue reading Beautiful AnnMarie (a work of fiction) – by Dan Curley

Anxiety · Poetry

A Poem to Anxiety – by B. G.

  Dear anxiety, It was me who traveled to New York for Choir It was me who got through high school It was me who graduated college Yet you still try to make me your fool It’s me who has overcome my fears It was me who won that debate in class It is me… Continue reading A Poem to Anxiety – by B. G.

Anxiety · Art

Anxiety, you are – by Jade Moore

I decided that I need to express my anxiety through drawing, and illustrate the different stages of my anxiety but to highlight the fact that even if I am calm and content, it doesn’t mean my anxiety has unattached itself from me. I try to view my anxiety in a positive way, as a companion… Continue reading Anxiety, you are – by Jade Moore