Once upon a time, when I was fifteen years old, I wrote a poem about failure. It only had four lines, but it said a lot about where I was mentally at the time. Little did I know that it was just the beginning of an internal battle I would be fighting every single day up until now, and who knows how much longer I will be fighting for.
One of the ways I coped with all of the feelings I tried to hide was to write poetry about how I felt. But soon I lost the ability to write poetry, just like I lost the ability to do many things. Though I think I am beginning to find the ability to write poetry again.
I will try to write poetry and short pieces about my life and my struggles with mental health. I want to raise awareness about mental health issues, give myself a healthy opportunity to get my feelings out (Lord knows I have used unhealthy coping strategies for so long), and let others know that you are not alone. I hope that by sharing my stories I can help others learn, empathize, and ultimately feel better.