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World Mental Health Day 2018 🌍
Today I am sharing with you my journey, the journey of my life living with mental illnesses.
My drawings and my poetry make this invisible illness I live with daily, day in, day out, night in, night out… they make it visible.
Making it visible to me is SUCH an important thing to do because it gives others the chance to see what can’t be seen and I personally believe this is an integral part of getting “the outsiders” inside, and hopefully giving them the chance to have a look at something that is for the most part an unseen lonely world.
I don’t think anyone can truly understand another’s experience, we’re all unique after all but I do really feel that by getting people “seeing”, people can begin to empathise, begin to understand; because they can see the pain, the despair, the desperation, the anger, the hate, the lows, the darkness, the loneliness, the emptiness, the loss, the fear, the fight.
I have been hospitalised in inpatient psychiatric care now for over 8 months and these drawings, these poems have come from this journey, this fight, my real life battle with mental illness.
I just hope that from this post if one person can say they’ve understood something better, or you’ve had a conversation about something mental health related, or you’ve shared this post or my page with a friend, if even one person gets something from this then I have done my bit today.
Mental Health, Mental Illness is REAL and it needs to be spoken about because it really could save someone’s life 💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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