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         Mental Illness
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‘Out of the depths


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INSPIRATIONAL POEMS:


MY NEW WORLD

The world of mental illness opened its door one day

And swept my son inside and he could not get away.

The door was locked until we pried and pried

So our whole family joined him just inside.

We met other loved ones lost in the maze.

Then some stepped up to lead the way.

Those who judged us were unaware and afraid to ask

So education about stigma became my task.

Through it all, God’s mercy never did cease.

In my new world, God’s grace has brought me peace

  Jan WilsonSource unknown 


VOICES FROM THE DARKNESS

There are so many people who are hurting right now.

This is for all of you, all of US.

Be strong, and remember:

Bad times don’t last forever – it WILL get better…

Life is precious, Love is kind,

If you seek then you shall find.

If this wish can make it true

All good things shall come to you.

Hide not away, come to the light

NEVER give up without a fight.

The Dark is cold, but the Sun is warm

We shall not let you come to harm.

You’re not alone, your friends are Here

Don’t give in – defeat the fear.

It’s not all-powerful, it CAN be beat

You’re too good to deserve defeat.

So stay alert, of the Dark beware

If we can, we will help you – this we swear.

 

Karen Johnson Used with permission