Mental-illness stories, books, poems, and more

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I wrote this steeped in the pain of experiencing sharing the same space and children with someone who suffered from severe BPD. For anyone reading this who may not know, it can be indistinguishable from narcissism. The connection born from this daily burden was that I realized through the personal… Read More
This is my story of life with bipolar disorder. Detailing my struggles with the disorder before being treated, and what life has been like since proper treatment. Touches on substance abuse, self-harm, suicide, and trauma. Read More
A mentally ill woman decides to take a day off from work and party. Read More
Death. It's something we've all encountered in our lives. A relative's or friend's passing, the withering of a historical leader from some distant country... it's a topic we're all so familiar yet so unacquainted with; something that seems so far away, yet so immediate, for we all know our death… Read More
This short story is about a man who is a serial killer during the night, and he goes by 'The Laughing Man'. Read More
Jane opens up to her coworker, who she maybe has a crush on. Read More

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Shelves: 1

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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
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: 78

Comments: 2

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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

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Comments: 1

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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: 135

Shelves: 1

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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: 118

Comments: 1

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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: 192

Comments: 2

Shelves: 1

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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: 72

Comments: 2

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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
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