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Of Sound Mind   BR I ST Y AZMI 1
Of Sound Mind is a crowd-sourced book of letters, stories, artwork, and photographs about the state of mental health. Tend...
Why would you do That   Why wouldn   t you do that   G RANT   23   L E E D S  5
So, I didn   t do the double bridge 5k run this morning, didn   t send my sister a    good luck    text, and didn   t show...
JA M ES   27   U K
I know you   re tired and sad. Don   t worry my darling, give it some time. With love, things will get better. BEN   22   ...
SU SA N PLO VE R   6 3  9
Dear so-and-so     Content warning  self harm and suicide     I fractured my wrist while mountain biking back home in Kore...
I have to taper off my pills soon, I don   t even know how I   m gonna do that. I had almost forgotten about my continuing...
12 38 am  I wish I was fucking dead 12 50 am   thinkin about sharks  STE PH A NI E L E E   2 4
T   F   L If you see something that doesn   t look right Well everything Report it to a member of staff Can   t see that w...
My hands are fumbling My heart is beating quick My feet are fidgeting I am convinced That my body knows something The rest...
When people get mad at me for cancelling plans last minute. My anxiety makes me question everything, leaving me unable to ...
C H ELSI E D YS A RT   2 3
A Safe Place It   s been five days since I   ve left the house, The longer I stay, the harder it is to leave. I open my ey...
I am trying If I got out of bed this morning If I brushed my teeth this morning If I did something other than cut myself I...
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Dear Skippy Cons You think life   s a crock of shit       You don   t feel in control        You feel lost          You sw...
Yes, Skippy     sorry Irene, look, there   s as many    pro    ticks as    con    ones, even though when you   re in the m...
LA U RA SH EVA U N G R E E N   3 4
Funny how in the middle of a mental breakdown I can feel everything at once And the second after I feel nothing at all  A ...
Being jealous of a beautiful woman is not going to make you make beautiful. Love yourself.  BI LLI E   32   L I V E R P O ...
Today life decided to gift me a revolution day for my physical and mental issues. Starting with a major headache and follo...
Dear Paranoia, This drawing shows how you make me feel. I am simply overwhelmed, I pale into insignificance due to the int...
We   re all on the same journey in search of a brush to start painting our paths. Though some short and some long, Though ...
It feels as if I   ve finally crawled out of the cave, out into the light. The sky is turning its clouds into rain on a be...
Peaks and Troughs  The Perils Of Travel  M A RK P ERRY- YO U N G   3 4
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Toilet paper and anxiety Story time    Today is my off day. Usually on my off day, I wait until around one pm to go and do...
7 50 am My social anxiety had kicked into high gear as more and more people showed up. They weren   t filling into a line ...
Toilet paper was the only thing on my mind. I stood at the edge of the isle and scanned for the reason of my suffering. Pe...
Looked for it in the other pocket    not there either. Woman at the till looks at me funny. I open my hand and see the bil...
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Changed Cleaned Entertained Feed Changed Searched Searched for others Planned Play Sing Clean Wipe Changed Wash Got concer...
Parents who say,    If you re feeling well enough to play video games, you re feeling well enough to go to school     don ...
Week 71, Day 691. If I was to honestly describe how I feel most present days it   d be overwhelmed, achy, exhausted, and a...
D A I A NE M EDE I R O S   3 9
My anxiety calmed itself enough to let my brain remember that it also has depression  A NO NY M O US
I was feeling weird and bad and then I took a nap and now everything is soft and sunshine and beautiful. Reminder that if ...
The Valkyries They re circling overhead With bayonets of the past Sensing the fear the blood They re circling around me  W...
Hoping that the leeching will purge me Of the shadows that contaminate my soul Hoping that the leaching will cleanse me Of...
That gnaws away and has no real name The pain of a generation that left a long time ago Do we make the world as it is or d...
I went out   did a social thing tonight and only 60  of it was bad. But the rest of it was very good. This is a big deal b...
OK, when I said I wanted to feel something I didn   t mean overwhelming anxiety to the point of a panic attack. What the f...
Kaleidoscope I was tired of living, Frightened of a future Which felt like this. Each day unforgiving, A monochrome world,...
EMI LI A WI LS O N          3 0
Social anxiety over giving a fucking compliment. Our neighbours brought us some cupcakes because we help them sometimes wi...
   It   s all in your head    That   s the problem.  EL I NA LU   2 2   H O N G K O N G
A NO NY M O US
This new psychiatrist I   m seeing thinks I have schizophrenia. I   m absolutely terrified of the stigma that comes along ...
A NO NY M O US  59
SU P RI NA   2 2   L O N D O N
Choke I feel like I m going to be sick Like Peter from Family Guy projectile vomit sick I forgot to take my meds at one po...
   I  can   t   trust     my      own       mind  G . H A NES   2 4   B AT H
Job For An Anxious Person Is there a job where I don   t deal with people a lot or at all  1 Easy job 2 Social anxiety Lik...
Dear September 2016     by far the darkest month in my life     To do list  1. Get myself out of the house     failed     ...
So I literally cleared my entire schedule tomorrow so I can lay home and cry because no one showed up for my workshop. Bre...
Notes about a lost child. Taut, calm hills like the backs of animals and wings, so many wings  I came upon you, rabbit - o...
EDE N WI T H I N   3 5
Social Anxiety Moods Standing awkwardly behind someone because you can   t ask them to move when they   re in your way, un...
I have been told that I create false memories for myself. I hadn   t gone to a psychiatrist in my life  he stared in disbe...
Lullaby   Happy childhood Smiley faces Faded photos    Licorice laces Happy childhood Sunny days Blurred images Orange haz...
I RIS LEG ENDR E   3 0   F R A N CE
Dear so-and-so, My ADHD means I make, must make art. I am prolific. My mind wandering might appear like a gift. But due to...
We can only thrive if environments tell us we matter. So if you   re not thriving, or someone you know isn   t     it   s ...
A M Y FRO ST   2 4
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What if I never feel happy again  What if all I ever feel is numbness   LEAH G O O DM A N   B I R M I N GHAM
Presentations and Anxiety I just had the worst presentation experience. My teacher literally forced me to go     she even ...
I   m tired of waiting for things to get better. I   m tired of    hanging in there   . I   m tired of snoozing my alarm f...
PA U LA RA E G I B S O N   3 0  81
I clinically know Why I feel so low Why the emptiness For now, Won   t go But I want to feel That there is something Insid...
PA U L G A RRA R D   6 3
JO D I E B EA R D M O R E
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Anxiety and Stress The perfect cocktail Go together like rum and coke Or vodka and tonic Compliment each other well Fuelli...
Unfulfilled I m not quite where I would like to be At this ripe old age of twenty-three Nowhere near it s vicinity Not as ...
PA U LA M U SG R O V   4 9
You will never get it. Because it is the middle of the night. I am freaking out. I want nothing more than to just end the ...
The thing about mental disorders is that life doesn   t stop for you. People may tell you to slow down, to take care of yo...
Do not disregard my problems. Don   t disregard my depression because I have one good day, don   t think it goes away when...
Eyes Glazed Beginning with an argument, just a brother, sister teenage disagreement. My brother Callum wanted to know wher...
There hadn t been a fair on the Green for several years, in the late eighties it had been the scene of the fatal accident ...
and reclaim the cost of the ride but it was likely to take years. They hadn t wanted to because of the casualties but the ...
was no good, I then tried to cover what had happened with Callum when he had walked off with his eyes glazed over. He woul...
Just because I can   t make myself conform doesn   t mean I have to say I   ll never fit in anywhere. I can just be myself...
M A G D A LENA A N T R O B U S   42
LO U I SA H A M M O N D  98
Alone If I   m being honest I have no one to talk to Don   t get me wrong I have people that love me I just don   t THINK ...
Dream What   s a dream but an escape What   s an escape but a dream My only dream is that of an escape but to escape I   d...
2019 is the year I start eating healthier, exercise, and hopefully get better depression-wise. I   m gonna be really tryin...
I just realized I   m two years clean now. I finally struck the line I can see in the darkness there in my eyes. Pretendin...
Sanctuary Unhinged Thorns spiral down From a molten sky Razors in the wind Take aim She hides in her Sanctuary  His arms B...
A NNE C EC I L E S U R G A   3 1
Dear Helper, It   s honestly so hard for me to come to people anymore. When someone says that they   re here for me, over ...
How to tell It   s getting bad again    1. I sleep too much or not at all 2. I eat too much or too little 3. I sound disin...
This is the closest I have ever come to being able to express how I feel and it is still not 100  right. I can t get to it...
The Thing The Thing is No two things are alike The Thing is a singular path Loneliness is part of the place    Place    be...
The Worry Tree As a device in mental Health circles some bright Spark has developed the Smashing idea of the worry tree Wh...
Designer  Bristy Azmi Editor  Bristy Azmi Published  2019
BR IST Y AZMI Of Sound Mind is a crowd-souced book of letters, stories, artwork, and photographs about the state of mental...