Self Improvement Poetry posted September 25, 2011


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Recovery from a Mental Illness

by dejohnsrld (Debbie)

Recovery from Mental Illness

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Deep, dark, depths of depression
At one time was all I could see
Not realizing at that point
Recovery was a possibility
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Hopelessness was my daily routine
Too numb to even cry
I lived in depression's shadow
As life was passing me by
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Emptiness had filled my heart
About living, I didn't care
It seemed far too impossible
To recover from way down there
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Many long, dark, days of lingering
Filled with sadness and despair
Now, I thank God each and every day
I no longer spend my days there
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In many cases mental illness can be very well controlled with no recent changes in psychiatric status. This is considered recovery.



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