Panic Attack

So I wrote two Tanka poems on panic attacks since I have a lot to say about them. I used to suffer from panic attacks daily, but now I don’t have them as much, thankfully. They are scary things. My poems are based on my experience, which may not be true for everybody.    I’m…

Depression

Hey everyone! Sorry I didn’t post yesterday – had a bit of a hard day. Anyway, today’s post is a small poem about what depression can feel like.      All at once Drowning from the outside And drowning from the inside Leaving no chance for survival Filling the body mercilessly A sense of doom…

Insomnia

Insomnia is where you can’t sleep at night, and have trouble staying asleep. It affects around 30-50% of the population, with 10% having chronic insomnia.  This affects lives in many ways, and sometimes there’s just no way to sleep, no matter what you try!    I know tomorrow I’ll be tired Getting less sleep than…

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

So today’s poem focuses on Dissociative Identity Disorder, DID, or previously known as Multiple Personalities Disorder. This means that a person has two or more personalities, called alters. When alters take over, the person may not remember anything that they said, did, or where they went. It may be present in roughly 1% of the…

Destressing

So I know this is usually a writing-only blog, but since it’s #mentalhealthawarenessweek , and my most recent poem, I thought it important to share some of my calming down strategies with everyone else!   Square Breathing It’s pretty self-explanatory. Breathe in for four seconds, breathe out for four seconds. Or, if you wish, you…

Stress

So it’s #mentalhealthawarenessweek , so I thought for each day  of this week, I will write a poem about mental illness. Today’s is about stress – which can lead to mental illness. I will also be posting some great coping strategies for stress later on! Remember to look after yourselves!  Quietly, quickly, Escalating emotions, School and…