Mental-illness stories, books, poems, and more

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Poem / Non-Fiction

January 21, 2021

Reads: 25

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

You need to look outside of your box. Read More
Jane opens up to her coworker, who she maybe has a crush on. Read More

Reads: 19

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

What one woman's first hand experience was of the Buffalo psychiatric hospital in 1987, her observations and thoughts about the whole ordeal. Read More

Poem / Poetry

January 09, 2021

Reads: 49

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

My poor brother suffers from severe schizophrenia. Occasionally he blurts out poems that are FAR better than mine. I love the heck out of him. On Wattpad his poems got many more reads than mine did! Wayne, this is for you. Read More

Reads: 52

Comments: 2

The Review Chain House

There's not always one answer to a problem, and sometimes all you need is to not be alone. Read More

Poem / True Confessions

November 05, 2020

Reads: 84

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Many, many moons ago I wrote this when I was at my lowest. Read More
A story of a young boy who is about to kill himself. Read More

Short Story / Horror

October 23, 2020

Reads: 55

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

I love talking to the mailman. Read More
I suffered narcissistic abuse in my youth. Its effects still make healthy relationships difficult, even as an adult. Read More
Ian, a teenage boy who struggles mentally, is given a hard life when his parents split. Life gets harder from then. His father becomes ignorant and mentally abusive; his mother becomes physically abusive. Hopping between both his parents lives is tedious and hurtful. He and his siblings decide to get… Read More
Vic the Prick has recently learned he has a heart condition, which is fine with him. The old bastard just wants to die. Unfortunately for him, his daughter Jane has learned the news as well. After a lifetime of being bullied by the old man, Jane finally stands up to… Read More

Short Story / Horror

September 30, 2020

Reads: 91

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

An insight, depiction of insanity. A woman named Delores, turning towards insanity.... the insight of a girl who for a moment understands, and experiences the sensations the other woman must feel. Meaning of reality etc Read More

Short Story / Horror /

September 29, 2020

A woman named Delores, turning towards insanity.... the rare insight of a girl who for a moment understands, and experiences the sensations the other woman must feel. Meaning of reality etc Read More
Vic the Prick has recently learned he has a heart condition, which is fine with him. The old bastard just wants to die. Unfortunately for him, his daughter Jane has learned the news as well. After a lifetime of being bullied by the old man, Jane finally stands up to… Read More
This is a poem about what life can be like inside my head with anxiety and depression. Read More

Reads: 149

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This is an essay written for a research project in my nursing program. The project asks us to write about a movie depicting mental illness, and to speak about the relevant DSM-5 criteria. Following the essay, I've included a letter written to the commissioners of justice in the state of… Read More
The story of a woman with multiple personalities in New York, and how she overcomes mental illness in the 1970's. Read More

Poem / Poetry

August 03, 2020

Reads: 60

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

I wrote this poem that goes with my profile pic. The picture signifies my Bi-Polar disorder. Light and dark Manic and depressed. I try to explain what it feels like to go from manic to depressive and how I use my Journal to express what it feels like. Read More
Slightly metaphorical view of my sex life. Read More
In a world where mental illness is not understood we only see each others faliures Read More

Reads: 119

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Featured Review by Sharief Hendricks

"Wow Shirley M. Really nice story... humanity in its rawest form !!! Clay can finally rest...and hopefully enjoy heavenly music.... Love..." Read More

Reads: 458

Comments: 1

Shelves: 3

The Booksie Classic House

I guess I would like to give the world some sense of understanding of what it’s like to live and struggle with mental illness, addiction, abuse, sexual.. I don’t know how to name it. (It’s complicated). I guess partially unwilling promiscuity comes closest. If any of those aren’t your thing… Read More

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