Writers With Mental Illness

How I Used Writing To Overcome My Mental Health Struggles

Like many other writers with mental health struggles, using writing to heal has been a huge part of my mental health journey. When my first symptoms of Bipolar Disorder and a dissociative disorder were emerging, I began journaling. To keep from drowning in my emotions, I wrote about my extreme feelings of joy, anger, and…

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The Women Centric Gothic Horror Novel We’ve Been Waiting For

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Dove Keeper Book Review – 5 out of 5 stars Dove Keeper Summary: Dove Keeper is a gothic horror novel centered on three powerful women who lived in Rennes, France in 1918. The novel is written by Emily Deibler, a dedicated writer, artist, and nerd who explores trauma, grief, abuse, and neurodivergence in her writing.…

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Coping With PTSD & Flashbacks Of My Rape

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Rape Flashbacks Usually Happen After A Trigger Anyone with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder knows how flashbacks can interrupt and hinder lives. For those people without a knowledge of mental health issues, it can be hard to understand. Now, this isn’t time travel; however, in your mind, it feels like you are re-experiencing the trauma. It feels…

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How Domestic Violence Kept Me From Coming Out

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I remember the first time a pretty girl kissed me. We were both on ecstasy at a rave. She had shiny bleached hair, so over-treated it was silver, and it fell perfectly straight just to her jawline. I thought she looked like a model or a pop star, and I couldn’t believe she wanted to…

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