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World Art Day – how art can help ease mental illness and create change.

Charlotte Farhan Art for the charity Sane

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When you are the child of a suicidal parent

Bad Child Crazy Girl - By Charlotte Farhan

The death of my Mother is something which I have been prepared for since a young age. When you are the child of a suicidal parent you learn how to make preparations for yourself for the worst, spending years thinking of how you will…

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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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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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This is how it feels to be the child of a suicidal parent

Make it Stop - Art and Poetry by Charlotte Farhan

There hasn’t been a day since being 11 years old that I wasn’t prepared for my Mother to die. There is no scenario in which my mind has not investigated or planned; from her funeral, what I shall say, how I will feel, who…

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Waiting for a sign – Art and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

Waiting for a sign - By Charlotte Farhan

  Waiting for a sign – By Charlotte Farhan – Signs are like spoken word pictures form sentences letters are transferred meaning is given through penmanship or even when blurred the beginning of us the metaphor of genesis or the theatre of the absurd….

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Introspection – Art and Philosophy by Charlotte Farhan

Introspection - By Charlotte Farhan

      Are there two worlds, one physical and one mental? Can we experience both with a conscious awareness?  What is introspection and how does one use it? These questions were “in my mind” when creating this piece of art, as a student…

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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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Somewhere Among the Clouds – Art and Poetry By Charlotte Farhan

Somewhere Among the Clouds - By Charlotte Farhan

Somewhere Among the Clouds – By Charlotte Farhan – Somewhere among the clouds my mind reflects back at me creating faces in moments telling stories with whipped cream floating overhead they enshroud changing colours of our family tree searching for every branches atonement shadows…

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Growth – Art and Short Story – By Charlotte Farhan

Growth By Charlotte Farhan

  Growth – A short story by Charlotte Farhan   Hope was a young woman who carried around sadness, as if it were a suitcase of old belongings she had lost the key for a long time ago. Hope wanted to be free of…

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