Writing poetry can be very therapeutic for those with a mental illness.
Poetry can allow you to tell without telling, to process difficult feelings and emotions, to help you or the reader understand complicated situations, to take layers of complicated life’s experiences and put meaning into them and to process and resolve trauma.
Bipolar Poetry is an online website dedicated to poetry written by those with Bipolar Disorder. The website was started by a psychiatrist whose patients found therapy in writing poetry.
I have submitted a poem to Bipolar Poetry. You can submit your poetry to Bipolar Poetry by clicking HERE or write to me and I will publish your poetry on my blog.