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    What’s a book you wish someone else would write?

    Books are a beautiful thing — there’s just about something for everyone, no matter your taste, favorite genre, or desired topic. But there’s a not a book for EVERY intersection. So today, we’re curious what those unexplored themes are. What’s a book you’d love to read? Is there a specific author you’d love to write it?

    📚 P.S. In the comments section, if you know of a book that tackles someone else’s wishlist, make a recommendation for them to check out!

    #MightyMinute #CheckInWithMe #DistractMe #MightyBookClub #MightyPoets #MentalHealth

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    What is your favorite part about writing poetry?

    Mighty poets, let's talk about why we enjoy expressing ourselves using poetry today.

    I'll go first!

    My favorite part about writing poetry is the figurative language. When it's difficult to express how I feel with literal explanations, using metaphors, analogies, and imagery is really helpful for me.

    What about you? 🌼

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

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    Own Worst Enemy - SONG


    I am so excited to announce that my newest song “Own Worst Enemy” is finally out on all streaming platforms. This song means so much to me because it deals with the struggles of mental health and I feel like this is something many can relate to especially these days. Anxiety is sometning we all deal with one time or another whether it’s more or less than others. Music is something that has always helped me express my feelings but being able to write it has been a whole different experience for me. I know I have written songs before but I was especially scared to put this song out because a part of writing music is sharing your feelings with the world and that can be terrifying. This is the most vulnerable I have been in a song, but I am so glad I get to share this with the world.

    It would mean everything to me if you could share it/post it/ send it to anyone you know because I am really trying my best to get it out to as many people as possible.

    I hope this song can have as much meaning for you as it does for me 💖


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    ✨ Introducing... Affirmations on The Mighty! ✨

    A lot of us have a love-loathe relationship with inspirational quotes. Oftentimes, they feel a little too dismissive of things like trauma and illness. So we wanted to do something different by writing affirmations based on the different emotions that the people in our community face. We hope you’ll find that they strike the right chord between inspiration and realism.

    A key things to note about the feature:

    💌 There are two main ways to share them with others — you can make a post inside of our Mighty community OR you can share it externally on social media, by text, or by email (the post card will allow you to copy the link).

    💖 I wrote all of the affirmations so far (I hope you love them), but it’s my dream to have you all contribute to our collection in the future… so stay tuned about opportunities to do so!

    ⏰ Affirmations will be refreshed at midnight each day. So when you return to The Mighty the next day, you’ll be able to select a new emotion.

    💾 Be sure to save affirmations you love so you can find them later.

    📵 Not loving the feature? That’s OK! You can turn it off in your “Preferences” (it’ll be in the tab with DMs in your profile menu). You can also toggle it off on your home feed if you get a little tired of seeing it.

    📲 P.S. If you’re using The Mighty app and can’t find the new affirmation feature at the top of your feed, that means you need to update to the latest version (you can find it in the app store).

    🪲 Note: Technical bugs can be more common when new functionality is released, so don’t be shy about emailing community@themighty.com if you spot one! Here’s our help page too, in case you need it: intercom.help/themighty/en/articles/7035200-daily-affirmations

    #CheckInWithMe #MightyTogether #InsideTheMighty #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicPain #ADHD #Autism #RareDisease #Parenting #Disability #ChronicIllness #CheerMeOn #DistractMe #MightyPoets

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    Living Amends #Codependency #Healing #Recovery #Bipolar #Depression #MightyPoets

    Sometimes, she makes mistakes, forgets her meds or just wakes up feeling scared and uncertain, pain and uncertainty overtake her.

    Friends grow weary, old lovers wonder what happened and how did agreed upon friendship flip to insanity?

    It’s hard to be human. It’s hard to make mistakes. But with faith and love she rises up back from the ashes, and searches to see what friends remain, who still has her back, and what around her has not yet been totally destroyed, by the ‘her’ that was not her.

    Faith and love remain, for everyone.. that may still receive her love, and quiet respect remains for those who do not.

    Nobody owes her their forgiveness… nobody owes her the right to be part of her life… but she owes them the right to choose, the right to be, and the right to move on however they choose.

    For in an act of living amends, she is writing this as an apology to all, whom she has hurt, disregarded, or otherwise shut out through her moments of unhealthy being. May you be well. May you be healthy. May you be happy. May you be blessed. Amen.

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    Same Damn Songs - a poem set to music

    I have struggled for a long time with anxiety and intrusive thoughts, which occur throughout the day and into the night when I am trying to go to bed. Sometimes I stay up until odd hours just waiting to fall asleep while the thoughts keep talking. This song compares these thoughts to having a song stuck in your head. Both start when everything is quiet and continue with no foreseeable end. Not only do they both occur in the darkest hours, but they also create the darkest parts of each day. I know I am not alone in my fight against the negative thoughts, but I wanted to try to explain to others who may not know what it's like by comparing this specific experience to one that we are all familiar with. If you can relate at all, feel free to share :) #Anxiety #Depression #Song #IntrusiveThoughts #Poetry #MightyPoets

    Same Damn Songs

    Life's a record spinning round,

    and when it stops I hear the sound

    of melodies I'm trying to forget.

    Late at night I sit and wait

    while the static recreates

    a symphony of solo instruments.

    Catching tunes instead of dreams.

    Wound up by sadistic strings

    behind the prison bars that barely bend.

    My radio plays the same damn songs.

    Background noise from dusk till dawn

    'cause all the words are stuck in my head.

    And here I go again...

    I'm humming right along

    to the same damn songs.

    Even silence is too loud.

    Tell me how to turn it down.

    Will I ever sleep

    if they're on repeat?

    Change the station, I'm okay.

    But somehow they always play...

    The same damn songs.

    Captured and I can't escape

    from my personal mixtape

    of haunted heavy metal lullabies.

    Drumsticks hammer in my ear,

    and through the thunder I can hear

    the lyrics laugh when I shut off the light.

    I'm getting dizzy on this track,

    but measures take another lap

    to amplify the chaos they've composed.

    As the verses circulate,

    I wonder, is it far too late

    to rectify my riddled radio?

    But with one minor note...

    I'm humming right along

    to the same damn songs.

    Even silence is too loud.

    Tell me how to turn it down.

    Will I ever sleep

    if they're on repeat?

    Change the station, I'm okay.

    But the songs are on replay.

    Tired of listening

    to their whispering.

    Faceless echoes hold the key

    to disrupt my harmony.

    When I close my eyes,

    there's nowhere to hide.

    Clashing rhythm with my heart

    but they tear my mind apart...

    The same damn songs.

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    Seeking something more each day.
    How I wish it would go away.
    There is a hole within my soul.
    Oh how loneliness takes a tole.

    Take up my phone, to distract the ache.
    Knowing most, of what I see is fake.
    Picture perfect on display.
    Only causes more dismay.

    I know I should be, more content.
    Happy with the days I am lent.
    Yet the space within be grows.
    with each and every site it shows.

    Addiction is, as Addiction does.
    How i wish for who I was.
    Circumstances made this hole.
    I choose how, it affects my sole.

    Lonely is a mental state.
    Mental illness gives it weight.
    On top of all I have to deal.
    Loneliness adds to my ordeal.

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    My friend, my foe.

    The darkness is my friend, you see.
    A place that exists just for me.
    No expectations and no fears,
    For all my sorrows, no one hears.
    No comfort except that of my own,
    You can not enter my shadowed home.
    Here I can smile enough to live,
    Out there I have nothing left to give.
    My soul has left it can’t return,
    When light seeps in I start to burn.
    So leave me here, don’t fight for me,
    As this is the only place I have left to be.

    Written by Rebecca betts (Aus) 2013 #Poetry #MightyPoets #ChronicDepression #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Autism #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder

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