Don't define me by my illness, this isn't who I am
just a little understanding to see me if you can
This thing is not contagious, you won't pick it up from me
it doesn't stop me loving, or being loved you see
Within these poems, the author shares the experiences of those of us dealing with a variety of mental health challenges including her own experience of living with Bipolar 2 disorder. The author explores the value of sharing, the power of support and understanding and how you can learn to love yourself without condition. The message is clear, eradicate the stigma that surrounds our mental health and for all those suffering in silence, know you are not alone.
ISBN : 978-1-78830-473-3
Pages : 146
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Originally from Liverpool, Linda left for London at 18;
embarking on a long career in recruitment, sales, and was a small
business owner. She now lives with her husband, son and their two dogs in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside. This is her first publication of poems that focuses solely on braving the stigma that surrounds our mental health challenges. Her passion for writing is now more than a hobby.