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  • Writer's pictureDallas Shepard

A Mental Illness Poem

Updated: Oct 31, 2023


In the heart of the Harmonized Brain Centers (HBC), there's a burning desire to light the way for those lost in the labyrinth of neurological disorders. Sometimes, these disorders masquerade as Depression, Bi-polar disorder, mania, schizophrenia, and many others. But don't be fooled, these are not your identity, they are merely challenges that you're capable of overcoming.

Picture your mind as a symphony. At times, the music may become unfocused, chaotic, or underperforming. It's in these moments that we step in, transforming the cacophony into a harmonious melody that empowers your brain to reach its full potential. And the best part? We achieve this transformation through proven, drug-free, non-invasive methods that are as safe and effective as a lullaby - age is but a number in this journey.


We've walked alongside many who've been diagnosed with the aforementioned conditions, witnessing their triumph over the trials of mental illness. Yes, mental illness is real, but it should not be a source of shame, guilt, or resentment. Rather, it should be a catalyst for strength, resilience, and growth.


We recently stumbled upon a poignant poem penned by Debbie Sesula, painting a vivid picture of the differences between those deemed "normal" and those grappling with mental illness. It's a reminder that we are all unique, each fighting our own battles.



If you’re overly excited

You’re happy

If I’m overly excited

I’m manic

If you imagine the phone ringing

You’re stressed out

If I imagine the phone ringing

I’m psychotic.

If you’re crying and sleeping all day

You’re sad and need time out

If I’m crying and sleeping all day

I’m Depressed and need to get up.

If you’re afraid to leave your house at night

You’re cautious

If I’m afraid to leave my house at night

I’m paranoid.

If you speak your mind and express your opinions

You’re assertive

If I speak my mind and express my opinions

I’m aggressive.

If you don’t like something and mention it

You’re being honest

If I don’t like something and mention it

I’m being difficult.

If you get angry

You’re considered upset

If I get angry

I’m considered dangerous.

If you over-react to something

You’re sensitive

If I over-react to something

I’m out of control

.If you don’t want to be around others

You’re taking care of yourself and relaxing

If I don’t want to be around others

I’m isolating myself and avoiding.

If you talk to strangers

You’re being friendly

If I talk to strangers

I’m being inappropriate.

For all of the above you’re not told to take a Pill

or are not hospitalized, BUT I AM.


So, if you or someone you know is wrestling with mental illness, remember this: You are not alone. Reach out, seek help, and let's tune your mind to the melody of harmony and potential.




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