Everybody needs a release and for those with mental health issues, that need is even greater. I’m no different and I found my release in the shape of free verse poetry. My mind is always working in overdrive and writing poetry helps empty my head of those thoughts. Unfortunately, most of what I write is fairly dark, but that’s what is in my head.
Poetry may not be the answer for everyone, but for me, I’m able to empty my mind onto a piece of paper and it is such a relief when my mind is clear enough to relax.