It is important to be mindful of how events in the world and how we engage with them through media can affect our outlook and mental health.
Almost our entire lives are spent in a quest to gain control, security and comfort in our lives. Unfortunately, we never really get it, so we keep trying, relentlessly.
This is the main activity of our lives.
I open the recipe book and search for the ingredients for family.
The passed down pages, ear-marked and cherished; there it is:
The demon that consumed me.
Stronger than ever
It’s getting hard
To push him
He screams at me
It’s too hard to
Push him away
It’s not that easy.
If only they knew.
by Rebecca Laplante, age 24
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A warm wave casting it's arms upon me.
A beautiful silence caressing my mind.
You leave me speechless.
Lost for words.
I'm looking through the darkness.
For a sign of survival.
All these thoughts are trivial.
Resistance is futile.
I can't say I look forward to your return.
I can't say I want to change the way I look.
I can't say I want to become.
But I'll be your perfect daughter.
I'll calm the wars.
Keep your hands at bay.
Keep your hands away.
From my face.
From my pride.
I should act more like me
When I’m someone else
Being too sad
Hurt trailed feelings
Mix into the bad
On top of old misery
Who do I need to manipulate?
To get past another’s admittance gate
More than enough to scrap
From the last depression’s relapse
All my shirts soaked in strain
From another drippings in pain
Spooning in the slop
Willingness never stops
To join a local commotion
Feeding frieze for emotions
What I don’t understand is why it took this long for people to see we need a change because what is happening right now is not good enough.Growing up I felt isolated, afraid and worthless. I was told daily how much I have ruined my parents lives and how if I was a better daughter my mother wouldn't have to drink and my father wouldn't have to hit me. I always heard about the times before I was born, my parents always refer to this as the good times so I thought it was true, all of this is my fault and for that I punished myself.The earliest I can remember drinking was around grade 1.