Mental Illness Feels Like…

I wrote a poem about mental illness after I was inspired by NAMI’s #MentalillnessFeelsLike campaign.

Mental illness is a disease of the brain

That somehow seizes control of your life

Engulfing you within its mighty power

Setting up shop where it can thrive

It takes over your self-esteem

Rids you of all your goals, dreams, and ambitions

Shatters every notion of happiness

And leaves you alone, hopeless, and distraught

But just like anything,

It cannot thrive forever

With the proper treatment and support system

This disease will grow wary

It will succumb

Give you your life back

And be a long-forgotten thing of the past,

I Promise.

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