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Mental Illness

Lost touch with reality

My story with mental illness began in March 2010. I was completing my final year undergraduate research project at a local university. I...

Dec 2, 2020

I’m trying my best

I feel so raw and exposed, on this healing journey I've chose. And nobody even knows, if this will work or when. It's difficult to deal with all these...

Nov 25, 2020

Fighting like never before

Editor's Note: Warning, some language in this story may be triggering for some, reader discretion is advised. At my wedding ceremony in the late...

Nov 11, 2020

The simple gesture of writing get-well cards

People from near and far are admitted to the Regional Hospital into the Adult Psychiatric Unit...

Nov 4, 2020

You can do this

It’s never an easy thing to admit you’ve been lying to yourself. In my case, I can’t say that I admitted to anything. It was almost like the realizations of...

Oct 7, 2020

The importance of a support network

If you struggle with mental illness, the phrase “just talk to me about it” might make you roll your eyes, simply due to...

Sep 16, 2020

I Did My Job: The truth about PTSD

*TRIGGER WARNING* Given the circumstances that were absolutely beyond my control, I did my absolute best in a situation that was a no-win situation,...

Aug 5, 2020

A little white pill

~ My poetic thoughts on finally taking the brave step and trying medication… ~ In this orange container, lies a little white pill.  Apparently if I take it, it will...

Jul 22, 2020

I’m not sorry and I shouldn’t have to be

I thought the most difficult part about having a mental illness would be telling people I had a mental illness. I was wrong....

Jul 15, 2020

Sometimes I leave, but I always come back

My name is Coconut Heels. At various times, I visit this wondrous, bizarre, vibrant and frightening place. You may have visited as well....

Jun 17, 2020

I Just Need 1 Person to Believe in Me

The walls are crumbling, I’m hurt The ocean is wild; I’m gasping for air The dark clouds hover into my world And nobody even cares. My mind...

Jun 3, 2020

What if

"What If" - two of the most dangerous words for a person with anxiety. ( -- Landsberg) Because those words, like liquor to the alcoholic, won't let her maintain her...

May 6, 2020