If you want to contribute then all you need to do is: write to your mental health issue!
There are no restrictions as to what you write or in what form you write in, and no issue is excluded. This is your piece of writing, and it is for you to make it whatever you want it to be, so there is no wrong way to do this, but here are some suggestions of forms you might like to write in:
- A letter
- A poem
- A short essay/blog post
- A script-like conversation (between you and your issue)
- A short story/flash fiction (involving you both as characters)
- A piece of art – see the ‘Art’ page for more information.
Like I said, you are not restricted to these forms and I encourage you to use your imagination, but I put emphasis on the fact that the act of writing your piece should (I hope!) act as a coping method and a technique that will help you to deal with your mental health and to feel better and think differently about it.
This is also open to people who may not have a mental health issue but know someone who does. You may be a family member or a friend who is trying to help someone deal with their issue, and you might want to write to the issue from an outsiders perspective, or as someone who is affected through someone else.
It can be a real challenge trying to help someone and sometimes difficult to know what to say or do, so this is a way for you to speak your mind and show yourself and them what you really think.
Once you’ve written your piece, here’s what to do:
- Send it as a document to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In your email include your name, the mental health issue(s) you are writing to/about, a short bio about yourself, and your favourite quote.
- Include the URL of your blog (if you have one) or a link to any other social media platform so that I can include a link back to you with your piece.
- Please feel free to email us at any time with questions or concerns:
Contact Jade at: email@example.com
Contact Memee at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Good luck, and happy writing!