Mental-illness stories, books, poems, and more

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a divine composition of insanity is a compilation of poetry and personal essays that hold the thoughts and feelings of a not so sound mind. Read More
It is important that if you are caring for someone, you need to look after yourself. Taken from the poetry book I am developing. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

A young college student is haunted by the ghost of her mentally ill ex. Read More

Poem / Poetry /

June 19, 2022

Poem about caring for someone who is suffering mental illness. Read More
A poem from the poetry book I am working on. It is about a family member caring for someone, but has been recently let down by the mental health services. So obviously they complain. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Poem is about a carer who is looking after a family member and is frustrated about the mental health services not getting back to him. The person the carer is caring for is detained and very unwell. Read More

Poem / Poetry /

June 06, 2022

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The Booksie Classic House

Taken from the poetry book I am working on for this year. Read More
A Poem from the book that I am working on regarding caring for someone suffering mental illness. Read More
Taken from the poetry book that I am working on. The book contains poems about the experience of caring. Read More
Taken from the book the book I am working on "The Poetry book of mental health caring" Read More
The book serves as a way to connect and network with unpaid mental health carers as the experience of providing unpaid care can be an isolating experience. The 2nd book by Matthew McKenzie who is a former mental health carer tried to capture the challenges faced by carers with insight… Read More
Taken from the poetry book "The Poetry book of mental health caring". A book about carer's experiences of caring for someone suffering mental illness. Read More
A young man is pulled away from his family and winds up in the wilds of rural Maine where he later wakes up in a hospital with no memory or understanding of the last few days of his life. Read More

Poem / Poetry

April 23, 2022

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The Booksie Classic House

Learning to trust people again after a trauma is really hard, this poem speaks of this difficulty. Read More

Poem / Poetry

March 30, 2022

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Comments: 4

The Booksie Classic House

A rather dark poem about the troubled life and sad ending of Ernest Hemingway, one of the 20th Century's most renowned writers. I wrote this for a creative writing class at UTSA back in the Fall of 1992. Read More

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"Very nice " Read More

Reflections on love, mortality, and the nature of Time. Read More
A young girl's dreams as she deals with mental illness and domestic abuse Read More
This story is my personal journey through my bipolar disorder. Read More
When all you have left is insanity and the want to do inhumane things, what do you do? The story takes place nearly fourteen years after a Japanese boy named Shunchou was born. After his birth, he was almost immediately sent to an insane asylum because the doctors found out… Read More
Narrator goes to the mental health facility for the first time. Read More

Poem / Poetry

December 21, 2021

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Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

The existential struggles of a lonely, unfullfilled housewife in 1950's suburban America Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Just writing to try to keep myself sane. -B.G Loony Read More

Short Story / Non-Fiction

October 11, 2021

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The Booksie Classic House

600 words. A short story written for Archia's Review Chain Contest. Read More
Free writing about my trauma growing up and not disclosing my abusers. By doing this i keep my identity protected. Read More

Book / Young Adult

October 03, 2021

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The Booksie Classic House

this book is about a schizoaffective man retelling his life until his present day. he fell in love with a person he wasn't expecting to. he has a father that wants him to succeed at everything possible and an annoying best friend that only wants the best for him. Read More
The second book in the Self books about a girl with mental illness. Read More
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