Category: Art and Mental Illness

Losing Control – By Charlotte Farhan – Creative Writing

Losing Control The mechanics within my mind make a clunking sound, grinding wheels against each other, like fingernails on a chalkboard – the sound vibrates through my ears making my eyes weep. This pain occurs intensely, it’s sensory – losing control of reality. Am…

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In the Abyss – Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

In the Abyss - By Charlotte Farhan

  In the Abyss – By Charlotte Farhan – Loneliness breaks us no longer seen so lonely left in our minds tied up left alone unwanted disused all wrapped up consumed in the abyss self pity my only company.     If you have…

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A Kind of Healing – Art and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

A Kind of Healing - By Charlotte Farhan

  A Kind of Healing – By Charlotte Farhan – smoke into the night smoke into the morning remove feeling numb a kind of healing – memories clutter dreams smudge nightmares form creating other worlds mirrors reflecting the storm – shackled to distraction narratives…

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The Looking Glass – Identity on the Borderline

The Looking Glass - By Charlotte Farhan

When identity is unstable life can feel as if you are staring through a mirror wondering what the “other side” means ? Like Alice who questions the world on the other side of the mirror’s reflection – before stepping through and entering an alternative…

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Our Journey so Far – Me and my Psychiatric Assistance Dog

me and amadeaus - by charlotte farhan

  This is our journey so far… Amadeus is a 13 month old standard poodle who is my psychiatric assistance dog and he is helping me gain some independence, access to the outside world, exercise and he also gives me things I can not…

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“I am Fine” the mantra of unseen illness – By Charlotte Farhan

I am fine…. I AM FINE! I. AM. FINE.  However which way I say these three words they are always a lie. Not a vicious deceitful lie, but a lie which serves me well whilst simultaneously crushing me emotionally; with each utterance. This little…

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Fragile – Illustration and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

Fragile - By Charlotte Farhan

Fragile – My emotions are encased in glass, self preservation enclosed them there, in a mason jar for safe keeping, fear like a snake in the grass, infectious despair simply to scare, in my jar I am left weeping. – Fragility is never a…

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Inner Child – Art, Poetry and Philosophy by Charlotte Farhan

Inner Child - By Charlotte Farhan

  Inner Child  by Charlotte Farhan I abandoned you my child within, they said you had grownup, convincing me of my mortal sin, forcing me to split and breakup. – You hid – undiscovered for a long time, I forgot about you – putting…

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Now I lay me down to sleep – Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

Now I lay me down to sleep - By Charlotte Farhan

Now I lay me down to sleep – Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan – outsider art on mental illness

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Am I Real -Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

Am I real - By Charlotte Farhan

Am I Real – Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan – Looking at depersonalization .

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