Mental Illness Really Sucks — The Bipolar Writer Collaborative Mental Health Blog

REBLOG: An honest look at depression.

You wouldn’t believe this, but mental illness sucks. I spend a lot of days just stuck. I lack motivation or a positive outlook or even the will to shower. People telling me that things will get better do not help. I mean, things will get better for them… And I only have depression. What I’ve read…

via Mental Illness Really Sucks — The Bipolar Writer Collaborative Mental Health Blog

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 by Z Publishing and in the Poets Quarterly published by Prolific Press in Spring/2019. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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13 Responses to Mental Illness Really Sucks — The Bipolar Writer Collaborative Mental Health Blog

  1. mahe says:

    mental health has been an ignored aspect of general health and I highly appreciate the way Penny Wilson is creating awareness on the issue. Am with you all through and equally as passionate. Any one is susceptible to mental illness.


  2. Thank you for continuing to shine the light on this important issue.


  3. Thanks for the re-blog, Penny!


  4. Sara Hoffman says:

    Oy, I had trouble getting to the comment section, semi challenged in the airhead department, I am. This, oh this writing made my day. It is so easy to go down that black hole, the pit of despair-and your suggestions are right on the money! As a depression, CPTSD sufferer? The one thing that makes me recover quicker than anything else is humor. And actually brushing our teeth (let alone taking a shower) can be the last thing we want to do when we’re spiraling. I love your worked and followed, even though I could swear I already was. Kudos.


  5. Couldn’t be more truthful as to what mental health disorders are. They suck at your whole soul at times. A vicious cycle of highs & lows, each day is somewhat different, and we must fight through it. Thank you for sharing this post!


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