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Paradise island #MentalHealth #Journaling #FamilyAndFriends

Hello everyone I’m from Michigan and just came back home from a nice vacation in Orlando to beautiful universal studios!! The weather was just so warm and there were just so much to do in so little time. Living in Michigan it can be hard in the winter time when the weather starts to change you just sometimes lose sight of who you are and all the people around us doesn’t seem to matter. Climate change definitely can be a big trigger for depression. But what I always tell myself is that it is only temporary-although in those moments when depression hits it can seem like nothing else matters. In the end it does matter- and this is just a little positive reminder that you’ve got this!! Feel free to comment and let me know where you come from and how this effects you. #MentalHealth #BipolarDepression

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How does poetry help you tell your health story?

Poetry, like many other forms of creative writing, can help you weave together words and thoughts that are otherwise hard to express. I know in my health journey, poetry has granted me access to express myself in moments where I thought my words were lost or too jumbled to understand.

How does poetry help you tell your story?

⭐ P.S. Need something to read on the topic? Check out how poetry has help @roksi-mcvi in recent Mighty article here:

#MightyPoets #Journaling #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Disability #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #ChronicPain

How Poetry Helps Me Tell My Chronic Illness and Mental Health Story

"Maybe, just maybe, this will inspire someone else to grab that floating thought and just let it go."
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May 21 | 9:01 PM (Journal Entry #1 )


I don’t feel good.

Depressed for some reason.

Not sad.

Not irritated.

Just so tired.

So uninterested.

So detached.

I was fine this morning.

Better at least.

Now my head hurts and

I don’t know why.

Now tears are filling my eyes.

Breathe them back in,

Don’t let them fall.

Breathe them back in,

Let them flood your heart.

Let them drown your chest

And make it hard to breathe.

I long for the day it all slips out.

It feels so good to cry, to weep.

But it’s been so long.

Trying to write myself a fucking poem.

Just stop.


I have nothing to say.

I never do when I feel like this.

Otherwise I can talk.

I like the person I am when I’m feeling fine.

But that’s only sometimes and it’s unpredictable.

How can I believe in myself?

How can I trust myself?

When I want nothing more than to not be awake?

I tell myself that I must persist, but why?

For those I love.

For those who love me.

My family.

My little brother.

But what about those without family?

How are there people who feel like me and don’t go through with it?

What are their reasons?

Who am I to be a leader when I myself want to burn?

You’re not you right now, Chris.

You’re consumed.

Let these thoughts pass.

Maybe in the morning you will be better.




#Depression #MajorDepressiveDisorder #Selfharm #SelfharmRecovery #Journaling #Hope

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Do you collect ephemera?

I have always kept ephemera:) it feels like keeping memories to me. And I struggle A LOT with my memory due to my diagnosis, so every little slip of help is appreciated:)
I keep them in boxes and my journals.
Do you collect ephemera?
And if so, why?
#Journaling #coping #MentalHealth #Depression #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #AvoidantPersonalityDisorder #Anxiety #Burnout #scrapbook #scrapbooking #BulletJournal

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Write an imagery poem about how you're feeling today.

Let's practice our imagery writing skills!

⭐ Imagery is a literary device where you use vivid descriptions that appeal to a reader’s senses and imagination to create an image or idea in their head.

Here is my poem:

My ears are buzzing and ringing.

Bees and telephones.

Bees and telephones.

I'm wide awake.

Eyes like owls in the prime of night.

So much to do.

Time feels crammed into a soda can. There's not enough of it, I'm craving more. I wish for more. Oh no! I missed the shooting star that just flew by.

I'm ready. Ready for what? Ready to rush?

I can't. I need to take my time like a sloth. Going too fast makes me lose my breath. I'm hunched over because I can't breathe.

Deep breaths. Deep breaths.

I can do it.

Run this race?

But, it's not a race, remember?

I can slow down.

My heart is slowing down. Each beat like a soft drum.

I'm safe. I can slow down. I'm doing good. 

Share your poem in the comments below! 💌

#MightyPoets #Journaling #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Disability #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #ChronicPain

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