#mental_health

36 posts
  • lady_speaks 1w

    _JANUARY 16, 2022_
    ★LADY SPEAKS★



    Tears fell, sob heard,
    Alone in room, muttering words.
    She's not fine, She's not okay,
    Day full of sun but her clouds are grey.
    No! She's hurting yet she smile,
    Yes! She's a burden but watch her try.
    Watch what she gain with a smile in your lip.
    Also mock and judge her as she loses her grip.
    No one wants failure! Nobody likes pain!
    Nobody wants to fall over and over again.
    The world changed her, Humanity killed her
    What's right and wrong? She knows no better.
    She's just a child who needs the right direction,
    But you only showed and complains for her imperfections.
    She don't want to be compared or feel inadequate,
    For her,It's painful than being shot with a bullet.
    She is trying! Can't you see?
    Don't let her lose control, Shooting aimlessly.
    She is crying! Can you hear?
    Spitting fire in her words, stone can't even tear.
    Don't just feel, Try to Understand!
    Don't just cry for her beforehand.
    She need you at the right moment when she slip
    Hold her as she felt herself losing grip.
    Don't let her be the next dying proof!
    Your not a fool to be heartless, Don't be a goof.
    Try to understand her,Differ her from you!
    Try to walk on her shoes so you can see what she have been through.

    @lady_speaks
    #judgemental
    #bullying
    #self-worth
    #suicidal
    #depression
    #stress
    #mental_health

    I AM BACK BUT NOT FOR LONG

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    Not Just a Reminder

    Try to understand her, Differ her from you.
    Try to walk on her shoes so you can see what she have been through.

    ©lady_speaks

  • pallavi4 5w

    A far cry

    The world finds it easy to talk about
    The diseases that plague it readily
    They comfort those who are suffering
    And for them find compassion and empathy

    The discussion around mental health however
    Is one most people are uncomfortable around
    Even if they know someone is suffering silently
    They choose to close their eyes and misinformation is abound

    Somehow depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide
    Post traumatic stress, personality disorders
    Eating issues , obsessive compulsive disorder
    Schizophrenia for all for jokes, fodder

    The stigma attached to these diseases
    Is so great that no one wants to address
    The underlying issues that surround these problems
    And conveniently live instead in digress

    If someone in the family is undergoing
    Through these serious mental health issues
    Folk either brush them under the carpet
    Or for tears simply hand out tissues

    Admission that one has a problem itself is hard
    And said that it treats 50% of the disease
    Addressing the problem headon requires
    Making one feel loved and at ease

    Although some people today are trying to make
    The conversation around this issue more comfortable
    The effort is still a far cry from what is required
    To harness more understanding for the vulnerable

    The ease with which we are able to talk about
    Normal bodily health issues should be
    The level of normalcy that needs to be awarded
    To all mental health troubles as a guarantee

    Lending an ear and being sympathetic
    When a hand is extended for help ensures
    A chance towards wellness and happiness
    An opportunity to be so much more

    Only then will we truly be able to make good
    The lives of everyone in the world for sure
    Mental health is as important as the physical
    And should be allowed to be brought readily to the fore

    @pallavi4

    23rd of December, 2021

    Pic credit: Pinterest, picture credited to its rightful owner

    #importantdec #mental_health #writersbay @writersbay #dec21_by_pallavi @writersnetwork #miraquill #writersnetwork #poetry #pod #writerscommunity @miraquill

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  • pallavi4 8w

    How to survive a Panic Attack

    On a day where everything seems fine
    And you perceive a threat or some stress
    You feel you have a racing brain
    And anticipate an exposure to certain situations again
    Maybe the situations become triggers or banes

    Feel intense fear and anxiety
    Discomfort and chest pains
    Have a feeling of being unsteady, lightheaded and faint
    And one of unreality and detachment from self
    Feel numbness, palpitations and a pounding heart
    Have a feeling a shortness of breath and smothering
    Trembling, shaking and sweating
    Choking and having a fear of losing control
    The feeling of severe nausea
    A feeling like dying and going crazy
    Having a feeling of everything going hazy

    It is time to try:
    Deep and mindful breathing
    Becoming aware of your body
    Practice progressive muscle relaxation
    Thinking calming thoughts and visualisation
    Taking anti depressant/ anti anxiety medication

    @pallavi4

    30th of November, 2021

    Pic credit: Pinterest, picture credited to its rightful owner- No 69 by amoc777 on deviant art

    #wod #howto #panic_attack #anxiety #mental_health #anxiety_attack @writersnetwork #miraquill #writersnetwork #poetry #pod #writerscommunity @miraquill

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  • paint_in_ink 12w

    Suicide

    You know why suicide is considered an easy escape? Because for a minute, just for a moment you're numb and nothing matters in that moment.. it's unethically peaceful.
    ©paint_in_ink

  • pallavi4 14w

    Twisted

    She’d always been a sickly child
    Right from the very start
    Something was twisted inside of her
    People suspected something was wrong with her heart
    Her mother would fuss a lot
    Protectively taking care of all her needs
    With medication and doctors aplenty
    Administering her story book reads

    She’d go out to play with her friends
    And after a little while start feeling faint
    Something was twisted inside of her
    A grim picture of health she would paint
    In the evening she would be too unwell
    To sit with the family at the dinner table
    She would spend her time throwing up
    Always nauseous , forever unstable

    In no condition to attend school like the other kids
    Her mother was her entire world
    But something remained twisted inside of her
    That refused to let her be just another girl
    Her mother would feed her food and medicines
    Slowly watch her slurp the hot soup
    No matter how many drugs were given to her
    She was asked to be kept cooped

    Somehow she dragged on till she reached fifteen
    People would tell her ma how sorry they felt
    That something was twisted inside of her
    How they were sad they couldn’t be of help
    Her mother would weep, be comforted
    And then go back to attending to the sick
    People would rally around her mother
    Who tried to make her better using every trick

    And then one day after being unwell for a while
    She finally died and was at peace
    Something no longer was twisted inside of her
    Her soul at last found the much needed release
    At her funeral her mother was inconsolable
    Her father serious and heartbroken
    He’d managed to dig up her medical records
    And was left with a horrifying token

    The following week her mother was arrested
    For having kept her daughter perpetually ill
    For that something that had been twisted inside of her
    She refused to go quietly until
    She was shown how she’d fed poison slowly
    To her unsuspecting, trusting little girl
    Ruled a homicide she was thrown in jail for life
    Her nasty mind finally to the world unfurled

    A dark place is the mind of a mother who manages
    To twist something inside of her own child
    Just so that more attention can be drawn
    To herself and more sympathy derived
    Labelled a mental illness it survives
    In parents who outwardly look loving and upright
    Munchausen by proxy is a disease that takes
    The life of an innocent and naive child


    Munchausen by proxy is a mental illness in which a person acts as if an individual he or she is caring for has a physical or mental illness when the person is not really sick. Often the victim is made to look sick by the person in order to gain attention and sympathy. As a result, they do real harm to their children in order to fabricate symptoms.
    Munchausen by proxy is a serious mental condition that should be reported in order to stop the person from being a caregiver to a child who naively accepts the help thinking of it as love and affection.

    @pallavi4

    20th of October, 2021

    Pic credit: Pinterest, picture credited to its rightful owner- Igor Morski

    #wod #refrain #mental_disease #Munchausen_by_proxy #stories_in_poems #mental_health #harm #death #scary @writersnetwork #miraquill #writersnetwork #poetry #pod #writerscommunity @miraquill

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  • kiggson 25w

    Silence

    Is it the swarm of thoughts in my mind, the imaginations and visuals of contrast of what could be and what is...
    Perhaps It is the emptiness in my heart, the restlessness in my mind When I close my eyes keeping me awake...

    Am silent,,,It's silence...
    ©kiggson

  • mamata_pophale 32w

    "The New Normal"

    The subtle smile and silence
    The defence is the smile, an innocent one; put on, is asking for mercy;

    Let's pretend everything's fine it says it's really not a big deal;
    It's a new normal you see,

    It's all usual now, no one truly speaks their despair out loud and it's hard to feel safe and what good comes out of being vulnerable they ask?

    Who do you know is truly not scared of being vulnerable? Are you not?

    It's true I am the same, I could relate to them but it makes me uncomfortable knowing how it's all like we are living inside a prison of dispar;

    Makes me wonder, is it that difficult to just listen and to empathetiz to what and why and not try to compare..
    To simply accept for their now and their truth and just listen?
    Why aren't we doing it more often?

    Why are there people around us, holding the same routin conversations to act all normal, fake smiles and "all good" as a closing statement?

    Oh I know it's not easy but it's a tough bargain to live inside a shell that's so fragile, why do we choose to suffer this way? With all the helplessness weighing us down

    "I can handle it" no big deal I don't even want to think too much..

    I have heard it a million times..

    How do I tell them "I can't handle this, take your time, but let's have a real conversation, let my presence in your life be of use to you, please."

    Only if they stop believing in the most misleading term
    "normal"

    ©mamata_pophale

  • pallavi4 32w

    A far cry

    The world finds it easy to talk about
    The diseases that plague it readily
    They comfort those who are suffering
    And for them find compassion and empathy

    The discussion about mental health however
    Is one most people are uncomfortable around
    Even if they know someone is suffering silently
    They choose to close their eyes and misinformation is abound

    Somehow depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide
    Post traumatic stress, personality disorders
    Eating issues , obsessive compulsive disorder
    Schizophrenia for all for jokes, fodder

    The stigma attached to these diseases
    Is so great that no one wants to address
    The underlying issues that surround these problems
    And conveniently live instead in digress

    If someone in the family is undergoing
    Through these serious mental health issues
    Folk either brush them under the carpet
    Or for tears simply hand out tissues

    Admission that one has a problem itself is hard
    And said that it treats 50% of the disease
    Addressing the problem headon requires
    Making one feel loved and at ease

    Although some people today are trying to make
    The conversation around this issue more comfortable
    The effort is still a far cry from what is required
    To harness more understanding for the vulnerable

    The ease with which we are able to talk about
    Normal bodily health issues should be
    The level of normalcy that needs to be awarded
    To all mental health troubles as a guarantee

    Lending an ear and being sympathetic
    When a hand is extended for help ensures
    A chance towards wellness and happiness
    An opportunity to be so much more

    Only then will we truly be able to make good
    The lives of everyone in the world for sure
    Mental health is as important as the physical
    And should be allowed to be brought readily to the fore

    @pallavi4

    13th of June, 2021

    Pic credit: Pinterest, picture credited to its rightful owner

    #wod #farcry #mental_health #depression #anxiety #tabboo #stigma #a_far_cry @writersnetwork #writerstolli #writersnetwork #mirakee #mirakeeworld #readwriteunite #thepoetrycommunity #poetry #pod #writerscommunity @mirakee #pallavi_editors_choice

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  • pallavi4 37w

    Hikikomori

    “Hikikomori” is a term in Japan used to describe someone who has “withdrawn” from society. The average age of hikikomori is around 32 and consists largely of men. This is a mental disease that was initially thought of as a simple refusal of a young man to leave the confines of his room/ parental home to interact socially or get a job. It is however much more layered and difficult to treat without medication and therapy .

    On the onset of the 1990s , Japan’s faced faced recession. Having a good education did not result in good jobs. Some people were forced to work part time jobs. This phenomenon was looked down upon and came with stigma, not sympathy . Such men “freeters”, a combination of the word “freelance” and the German word for worker “arbeiter” , “neets” - a British acronym meaning "not in education, employment or training" and “Hikikomori“ were considered parasites on the Japanese economy. The generation that had graduated before them in the 70s and 80s could not relate to them.

    Hikikomori are plagued by a crippling fear or lack of desire to go outside, anger towards society and their parents, sadness about having this condition, fear about what would happen in the future, and jealousy towards the people who were leading normal lives. This is complicated mental health issue that is still considered a social stain.

    A common reaction is for parents to treat their recalcitrant son with anger, to lecture them and make them feel guilty for bringing shame on the family. Some even resort to getting agencies to forcefully pull their sons out of the house in an attempt to reinstate them in society. The risk here is that the communication with parents may break down altogether. A few sufferers may also get violent and hit and scratch their parents who pester them. Other hikikomori might be obsessive, paranoid and depressed.

    The rising cases of hikikomori can be linked to

    1. “Sekentei” - a person's reputation in the community and the pressure he or she feels to impress others. The longer hikikomori reside inside their homes, the social pressure rises and this in turn makes them more aware as to their failures and recedes their already dwindling confidence and self esteem. Parents too feel embarrassed of having been shamed by their lazy sons and often delay seeking help for the same reason.

    2. “Amae” - dependence , that is characteristic of a Japanese family relations. The intricacy of the Japanese culture can only be compared to the complicated folds of Origami. The daughters are wed when they come of age and sent to live in their new homes. Sons however continue to reside in their parental homes sometimes forever. Japanese parents traditionally expect their sons to get jobs and look after them in their old age- sort of like a pay back. If the son becomes hikikomori and begins hitting his parents, the parents still may not consider throwing him out of the house. Some say this “amae” encourages hikikomori.

    The number of people affected by this affliction may hover around one million. Since by definition the hikikomori stay hidden , it is difficult to track them . The average age of hikikomori also seems to have risen over the last two decades. Earlier it was 21 - now it is 32.

    Sometimes the hikikomori seek help . It begins with reorganising the relationship between the parents and the hikikomori. By educating the parents, the bridge of trust and confidence is slowly built between them and the sufferer. Once the hikikomori are better they can be brought to the psychiatrist for further treatment.

    Through drugs and therapy , often group therapy, they are treated and sometimes able to rejoin society as productive members of the same. Many doctors say that hikikomori is an addiction much like alcoholism and difficult to get rid of without support .

    Since most hikikomori refuse to get out of their homes and go see a doctor , their parents attend an “ibasho” - a safe place for visitors to start reintroducing themselves to society.

    Japanese words used:

    1. Hikikomori - withdrawn

    2. Sekentei - a person’s reputation and the need they feel to impress others

    3. Amae - dependence

    4. Origami - the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures

    5. Ibasho - a place where you can feel like at home, being oneself

    @pallavi4

    13th of May, 2021

    Pic credit: Pinterest, picture credited to its rightful owner

    #wod #origami #japanese #japanese_culture #hikikomori #japan #mental_health @writersnetwork #writerstolli #writersnetwork #mirakee #mirakeeworld #readwriteunite #thepoetrycommunity #poetry #pod #writerscommunity @mirakee

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  • drifting_soul 47w

    Shattered

    Baby are you lost
    Looking for yourself in someplace else
    A girl on your arm
    You don't see the harm
    I'm not around
    So why can't you fuck around
    Baby are you lost
    Looking for the parts that are gone
    In this girl on your arm
    Don't you see she won't treat you like I did
    She will steal everything you have left in you
    And leave all those pieces you were trying to fill
    Shattered on the floor
    ©drifting_soul

  • drifting_soul 48w

    Relief

    Warm tears stream down my face
    I want to leave this place
    Go to a far away place
    Where I can finally feel at peace
    I might hurt some people when I leave
    Even thought I doubt anyone would really
    Miss me I mean nothing
    Just a peace of paper on the side of the rode
    A peace of plastic in the wind
    No place to be
    No important meaning
    No importance to those around me
    Warm tears stream down my face
    I can hear my lungs begging for air
    My head just begging for some peace
    My heart just wants relief
    So I guess this is goodbye for me
    ©drifting_soul

  • pallavi4 65w

    Recipe for getting through a panic attack

    One, 1 tbsp of a day where everything seems fine
    Two, 5 tbsp of the perception of a threat or stress
    Three, 2 tbsp of a racing brain
    Four, 7 tsp of the anticipation of exposure to certain situations again
    Five, 3 tsp of the situations becoming cues or triggers

    After Simmering for 5 mins on low heat, add

    Five, 2 tbsp of a feeling of intense fear and anxiety
    Six, 1 tbsp of discomfort and chest pains
    Seven, 1 tbsp of feeling unsteady, lightheaded and faint
    Eight, 1 tsp of the feeling of unreality and detachment from self
    Nine, 1 tsp of numbness, palpitations and pounding heart
    Ten, 2 tbsp of feeling a shortness of breath and smothering
    Eleven, 1 tbsp of trembling, shaking and sweating
    Twelve, 1 tbsp of choking and fear of losing control
    Thirteen, 1 tbsp of severe nausea
    Fourteen, 1 tbsp of feeling like dying and going crazy
    Fifteen, 1 tsp of everything going hazy

    During these 10-20 mins try adding the below given list for improving the recipe .....

    Sixteen, 5tbsp of deep and mindful breathing
    Seventeen, 2 tbsp of becoming aware of your body
    Eighteen, 2 tbsp of progressive muscle relaxation
    Nineteen, 2 tbsp of thinking calming thoughts/ visualisation
    Twenty, 1 tsp of anti depressant/ anti anxiety medication

    Stir and remove from stressful situation
    Once simmering ends, serve immediately
    (Avoid further stress triggers and anxiety)

    @pallavi4

    24th of October, 2020

    Pic credit: Pinterest, picture credited to its rightful owner- No 69 by amoc777 on deviant art

    #recipec #recipe #panic #panic_attack #awarness #mental_health #unusual #informative_poems @writersnetwork #writerstolli #writersnetwork #mirakee #mirakeeworld #readwriteunite #thepoetrycommunity #poetry #pod #writerscommunity @mirakee #writersbay @writersbay

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  • yashanki 66w

    It will all be fine

    There are times when your throat gets choked and it's difficult to breath.
    Your body works fine but your mind is buried beneath.

    When it's hard to think anything, we often say to ourselves, it will all be fine!

    But, will it?

    ©yashanki

  • drifting_soul 79w

    Dear suicide,

    Your constantly on my mind You never seen to break away Constantly by my side Both day and night You got me in chains And I can't muster the courage Break away from you So here we sit
    Here we will stay That is until you win This twisted game When you get me to Swallow those pills Or grab that gun End my life All cause you won't get Off my mind
    ©little_miss_deadly

  • tej_ash 80w



    There is no pain killer for Mental health...

    So let's make a Mental health our first priority!



    ©tej_ash

  • drifting_soul 82w

    Abandoned feelings

    All i want is to sleep
    To slip away from reality
    To a place where I don't overthink
    A place Where depression isn't overcoming me
    A place where my anxiety has left me
    But here I sit at 11:30 wide awake
    Irritated and lonely
    My heart feels empty
    My brain has reached full capacity
    I don't need your pity
    Cause You can't cure this type of empty
    ©little_miss_deadly

  • grotesque 84w

    You cannot expect a depressed person to come and talk to you about their sufferings. Mostly a person doesn't even know they're depressed and continue their daily life like anyone having a stable mental health. Also, start accepting that you as a part of that unhealthy society have created that symptom for the depressed person. It's like patriarchy, it is there within everyone. At some of time we do encourage patriarchal trait, knowing or unknowingly. By replying with toxic positivity that 'You will be good, life will soon with bright sunny days. You are just harming yourself by being depressed or even think about your family and friends' gaslight the depressed person more. You cannot even imagine what harm your toxic positivity is doing. It is also a part of victim blaming culture where we start victim blaming and do not accept our own faults as a society. Talking about mental health is okay but do not try to impose your positive ideas on a person going through tough times. We need to learn to be honest with ourselves. Remember the goal is not to get better for others, the goal is just to understand the person's feelings. Trust me, that helps a lot. So stop using the things like 'move one, you will get someone better, you deserve better, we love you, your family needs you or even don't do any such harm.' It would be nice if you place yourself in their place and just feel their pain in stead of diagnosing one!
    .
    ©grotesque

  • lone_wolf1 84w

    Point blank

    We live in a society where we show sympathy to one individual by being insensitive to other !

    ©lone_wolf1

  • anja_itty 88w

    Still wondering every day if im alive or simply pretending to breathe.

    ©anja_itty

  • sweetymalik 92w

    It's empty

    It's empty..
    Panic hisses in every nook and corner
    Shut doors hinting an anticipated danger
    Unused vehicles covered in dust
    Staying indoors ia a must..

    It's empty...
    Not just outdoors but indoors too
    An empty mind with useless thoughts
    Anxiety building up
    That's what loneliness brought ..

    It's empty...
    The words spoken with no meaning
    In hopes to comfort someone scared
    To help them get through this quarantine
    Not knowing where we're being led..

    ©sweetymalik