Author: Kristina Adams

Why We Need to Write About Mental Illness

Robin Williams had had depression. He’d been an addict. He’d suffered most of his life. These facts have haunted me since I discovered them last week. Someone so talented, so funny, so seemingly happy was in such a bad place that he decided to take his own life.

Since then, there’s been a barrage of posts and tweets about mental illness. They’ve ranged from explaining what it’s like to live with depression, to how to talk to people about it, to what to do if you’re struggling with it. Many of these are sensitive, well-written and worth reading.

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7 Ingredients You Need to Consider When Writing Poetry

Poetry is one of those awkward little gits where just because something works for one poem, that doesn’t mean it’ll work for another. There are so many types of poem, and you can do much more with the look, content and language of it than anything else. Poetry offers an unbelievable amount of creative freedom, but people often run away from it for reasons I don’t fully understand.

Poetry needn’t be something to be scared of: with the right tools and the right direction, anyone can find the right type of poetry for them.

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