Tag: mental illness

  • Depleted

    I have no energyMy strength is goneI struggle to concentrateI’m totally withdrawn I slept for sixty hoursIn four consecutive daysMy thoughts are disconnectedReality is a haze I feel like a prisonerI’m in a stuporSlowly I get out of bedI’m unsteady and I stagger I’m lethargicUtterly fatigued and spentWhat shall I doI feel such torment I’m […]

  • Mental illness and America

    Sadly, in our American society, even though it’s the 21st century, there is still a strong and harsh stigma for people suffering from mental illness. In the minds of many people the mentally ill are freaks, perverts, are very dangerous, and they feel the mentally ill should be locked away in mental hospitals to “protect” […]

  • Faith in Action

    This poem was inspired by my dearest sister Vi! Thanks! My thoughts are troubled and disjointedBut this too was appointed I need not fearFor God is near As close as my very heartHe promised to not ever depart So amidst the mental chaos, I am calmGod’s Word is a soothing balm Everything will be ok […]

  • My struggle

    When I was a child I had boundless energy. I used to spend hours playing outside (8-12 no joke!). I was actually hyperactive. I once ran around our entire block, at our home on Meadowbrook Blvd. in Brentwood, about 20 times in a row without stopping! I am thankful to God for giving me a […]

  • Brian Wilson

    Brian Wilson, the brains behind the Beach Boys (he co-founded the group) and the single most important factor in their success, struggles with mental illness just like me. He wrote iconic songs such as “Good Vibrations” and “God Only Knows”. He’s a master of writing rich multi-layered complex harmonies with beautiful and captivating melodies, dynamic […]