The Power of the Pen

Writing & Mental Illness

Writing gives you a way to express yourself in a way nothing else can.


"I was trying to explain my situation to myself. My situation was that I was in pain and nobody knew it, even I had trouble knowing it. So I told myself, over and over, you are in pain. It was the only way I could get through to myself". ~Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted

The Demons

"Everyone's got to face down the demons
Maybe today we can put the past away
I wish you would step back from that ledge, my friend
You could cut ties with all the lies, that you've been living in"
~ Jumper, 3rd eye blind

Part of Me

"Actually, it was only part of myself I wanted to kill.
The part that wanted to kill herself, that dragged me into the suicide debate
and made every window, kitchen implement, and subway station a rehearsal for tragedy." ~ Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted

Because it tells you...

Get Help.

1 (800) 273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

1 (800) 662-4357

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Treatment Referral Helpline