self-expression Archive

A letter I wish I could send

Okay, family member. Do you think you are doing me and your son a favor by donating to Autism Speaks? You’re not. I don’t care how good your intentions are. First let’s take a look at Autism Speaks’ mission statement: At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with […]

Thou Art Anger

I created these one day after a triggering counseling session. I got home and I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t call anyone and vent, nor did I want to. I was in one of those spaces where I mostly just wanted to watch the world burn. So in a moment of clarity I reached for the art supplies and this is what came out of it. Creating something probably saved my life that day.

The Undying Message of Poetry

Dying Is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. -Sylvia Plath Poetry has always resonated within the mental health community.  Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that so many poets share the same illnesses that plague us, depression, mania, split personalities.  For me, the words of Robert Frost and […]