Mental-illness stories, books, poems, and more

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Luke suffers from schizophrenia after the death of his mother. Piper has a demon that follows her, being a constant reminder that her loneliness is spiraling her into madness and that she would have be better off if her suicide attempt hadn't failed. The two patients meet in unlikely circumstances… Read More

Article / Other

October 03, 2018

Reads: 17

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Based on a recent event. Read More

Poem / Poetry

September 17, 2018

Reads: 106

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

For the happy girl who committed suicide. Mental illness is not always noticeable, it usually isn't at all, until we see it in our memories. Read More

Featured Review by hullabaloo22

"An excellent poem. That last verse is so effectively composed!" Read More

We never talked about it. Not in school or at home. why is that? it's like any other sickness, any other disease that needs a cure. it's been around for who knows how long. and it's not until recently that we started to discuss and open up to the… Read More

Reads: 67

Comments: 5

Shelves: 3

The Vintage Publishing House

Can't let the tears fall. Read More

Book / Romance

August 16, 2018

Reads: 1267

Comments: 1

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

This is Penny's tale as she's stuck between the future and the past. Between two different men. Between need and want. It's her choice. Life or death? Possible triggers. Read More

Reads: 78

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

The Review Chain House

Capgras delusion is a psychiatric disorder in which a person holds a delusion that a friend, spouse, parent, or other close family member (or pet) has been replaced by an identical impostor. And in this story, it's cause by paranoid schizophrenia. Read More

Reads: 63

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

The Review Chain House

question your reality as a person. Read More

Featured Review by MARIA KUZENARI SHINOHARA

"That was really fantastic! I think you should get the best writer award for this. If I'm not wrong, you wrote on Alien Hand Syndrome. It's a..." Read More

Short Story / Other

August 03, 2018

Reads: 109

Comments: 4

Shelves: 1

The The Imaginarium House

Alan and Lizzie celebrate the birth of their first, and longed for, child, but Lizzie finds motherhood unexpectedly challenging. While the characters are fictional, the story is based on a real life situation. Read More

Reads: 133

Comments: 9

Shelves: 4

The Review Chain House

This is for the writing contest and the theme I picked out was mental health and mental-illness. It goes in depth of what it is, I try to go in depth of what it's like living with a mental illness or a mental disorder. Read More
Justin Thatcher has lived most of his life with mental illness. When the weight of his illness becomes too much to bare, Justin seeks an unconventional approach to recovery. However, the treatment comes with life changing side effects. Read More

Reads: 88

Comments: 7

Shelves: 2

The Review Chain House

For a contest. The mental illness is Visual and Auditory Schizophrenia. I reseached some sites that helped me understand what it is most like and I portrayed what i learned in this writing. Note that there are many types of ways that this can affect someone. Heres the site… Read More

Poem / Poetry

July 29, 2018

Reads: 83

Comments: 4

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Featured Review by Sue Harris

"A chilling, evocative poem, Joy, exceptionally well written. " Read More

Reads: 66

Comments: 3

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

You're supposed to heal me, but you're hurting me. Read More

Reads: 80

Comments: 6

Shelves: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Live together and die together Read More
A midday's confession. Read More

Poem / Poetry

July 11, 2018

Reads: 62

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

TW: mention of self harm, mention of suicide. Read More
I read this story, Bullet In The Brain by Tobias Wolff, during my creative writing class this past spring. This is a poem I made out of words and phrases that were in that short story. Read More
It's simply a poem I wrote due to certain thoughts me and a few friends have been having. Read More

Poem / Poetry

July 02, 2018

A poetry piece I wrote on how it feels to live with this disorder. Read More

Poem / Poetry

July 02, 2018

Reads: 102

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

This poem explains how everyday struggle with depression feels like. It shows how it affects you around people. Read More
Working late can sometimes be an ordeal... Read More
This is the story of my life and my battle with my depression. Read More
I wrote this after Kate Spade’s passing, and finally decided to post it on here. Read More
This piece that I have wrote shares my own personal struggle with depression. It explains my everyday life while battling depression and anxiety. Read More
Tickle My Funny Bone Comedy Writing Contest 2018

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