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What Mental Illness Feels Like
It feels like you're a prisoner
In your own mind
Holding you hands up to your
Looking glass eyes
But not able to escape
It feels like being close to yourself
All the time
But not knowing who you are
Wanting to get close to others
But terrified of letting them in
It feels like wanting to kill all your emotions
So you don't hurt anymore
It feels like the physical pain you cause yourself
Just to kill all the pain
You hold buried inside
It feels like starving your body
Because you feel like a bad person
And like you need to be punished
For all the things you've done - past and present
That those around you say weren't your fault anyway
It feels like memories
Haunting and teasing you
Always there, and never going away
All the things they did to you
And the way they made you feel
It feels like fear
Fear that this is all you'll ever know
That all hope is lost for you
And people will give up
And label you something you're not
It feels like being free
Finally finding someone else
With Borderlin
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Love Your Body Winners
:star: Winners of the Love Your Body Contest:star:
The winners of the Love Your Body contest have finally been selected!
The winning pieces were selected based upon their emotional journeys as well as the representation of their courage, showing us just how much they love their body - flaws and all.
The piece were not selected based upon photographic skill or written talents.
Literature Winners
:icongoldendaplz: 1st Place :icongoldendaplz:

Dear Body Dear Katrine by Dancing-Naked
:winner: Runner Up :winner:

Love Your Body by thelovelyfulsarah
Best Female Piece
:icongoldendaplz: 1st Place :icongoldendaplz:

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We Just Want Control
:#We-Just-Want-Control: is a new group here on dA. It is an eating dissorder support group. Unfortunately, many people do not know how devasting the disease we call an "Eating Disorder" can be. Young girls and boys are catching this horrible disease from media sources (magazines, TV, movies, ect.) and it is spreading quickly. Sadly, eating disorders cannot be cured; there are no vaccines, medicines, or treatment that can cure it or even prevent it. What can prevent it is knowledge: knowing the signs, the symptoms, the consequences, the feelings, and the deception involved.  
Right now we are working on creating a group mentoring program. Peer mentoring is just a way to get help peer to peer. We could use all the help we can get. The only thing we require is that you be a member of the group. Note: You don't have an eating disorder to join the group.
Now to feature some artwork from the group.

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World Mental Health Day by Rosary0fSighs World Mental Health Day :iconrosary0fsighs:Rosary0fSighs 63 34
Love Your Body Contest - Final Announcement!
Love Your Body Contest
:star: A contest which is designed for you to appreciate your body, inside and out. :star:
What is this contest about?
This contest is all about loving your body in any shape or form.
Who can enter?
Absolutely all sorts of art medium can be entered in to this especially artistic nude (more on this later!)
What sort of things are you looking for?
Well, if you suffer from an illness, or maybe if you have some little things about your body you love more than others... or even those you DON'T love.
For this contest, I am looking for you to show some appreciation to your body and loving who you are, inside and out
So, I write literature...
You can write a story about how your body, or a poem. Literature is definately accepted here!!
:star: Winners Scheme:star:
There will be four categories, and the winning subs split equally as follows:
1. Best Female Entry
2. Best Male Entry
3. Best Literatur
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Suicide Prevention Day
My current journal, now as a news article by special request.
Yesterday, (10 September) was Suicide Prevention Day.
Suicide (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, "to kill oneself"), means the intentional taking of one's life. Reasons for suicide include, but are not limited to, despair, pre-existing  mental disorders including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, alcoholism and drug abuse. Difficult life situations may also lead to the decision to take one's own life, for example relationship break ups, financial difficulties or job losses.
Over one million people commit suicide every year, making it the thirteenth-leading cause of death worldwide, according to The World Health Organization. About 10-20 attempted suicides are recorded world wide every year.
In Western Society, suicide was long considered to be a serious crime and people who chose to end their own life were not buried in sacred ground. This was because life was seen as God-given and sacred, and humans ha
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Keep Hope Alive
I love the DA community and being a part of groups and getting to know others is the best part for me. I'm the founder of Mental-IllnessClub..a group I founded to support other people who suffer from mental illness and to help eradicate the stigma associated with having one. :heart:

Current Residence: Canada
Skin of choice: My own???
Favourite cartoon character: Kakashi,Sakura, L, Sanzo,Naruto,Yuki......... etc..........


ilovekakashi28 has started a donation pool!
1 / 1,000
I'm collecting points to be used for prizes in contests hosted by :iconmental-illnessclub:

Thank you to anyone who donates! :rose:

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    Donated Mar 23, 2013, 10:39:11 AM

Keep Hope Alive!!

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 6, 2012, 9:57 AM

My group : :iconmental-illnessclub: is once again hosting our annual "Keep Hope Alive" event! The contest, daily prompts open to everyone not just members so please check it out if you get the chance. Its always a wonderful opportunity to share with others about the struggles and triumphs of those who suffer with a mental disorder(s). :heart:

For more information please go here: It's Time!Time for "Keep Hope Alive" Week! This page will replace the groups usual main page for the duration of "Keep Hope Alive".
“Keep Hope Alive” is an event week  that goes from August 5th- August 11th that focuses on  positivity, support and awareness all related to mental health but, in which we also aim to include as much of the DA community as possible in order to try to increase other people's understanding of mental illness. So the activities; including the contest, daily prompts, prizes, random draw everything including regular submissions will be open to everyone(not just members). I think its nice to have something where people can feel more involved and connected to other people, who have gone through similar experiences or who wish to understand those struggles better.   :heart:
:spotlight-left: What's going on this week :spotlight-right:
:bulletred: for Starters August 5th is also the groups Third anniversary!! :party: So H
  or visit the group. :aww:

And I also update my own story and that can be found here: My Personal StoryContinuing the tradition of updating my personal story every year on the groups anniversary and subsequently kicking off “Keep Hope Alive” week has a special meaning for me this year. For the first time I’m not going to re-read what I wrote in previous years(which I usually do mostly to avoid repeating myself) because I’d like to start from scratch. :heart: Many of you know bits and pieces of my story as I’ve talked about my journey pretty openly, so you will probably recognize some of what I’m going to be writing about, but since I’m constantly changing as a person I know there’s still plenty of new things you don’t know about me yet. :D But as always I’m excited to share some of that with all of you!
So without further ado I give you a glimpse into the awesomeness that is my life.
My Story does contains mentions of drug use, dysfunction, self harm and other potentially triggering subjects.  Nothing is

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  • Drinking: Ice Cap



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Chocolatechilla Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016   General Artist
I wonder where you are :c
Chocolatechilla Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   General Artist
Happy birthday! :dummy:
SavvyRed Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :iconballoonsplz:
doodler89 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Happy birthday, I hope that you have a beautiful day and are doing well.:hug:
Darija-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Happy birthday :cake:
Gary-thedreamingpoet Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Writer
Have a wonderful birthday my friend :)
Wondersam Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013

i challenge you to a D-D-D-D-D-DUAL!
FollowingStars Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know if I thanked you for this yet, cos I haven't looked at my donations pool in a while, but THANK YOU FOR THE 125 POINTS YOU DONATED YOU ARE A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING AND I LOVE YOU.

Seriously, thanks. :love:
Rosary0fSighs Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
You disappeared from my watch! O_o
ilovekakashi28 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
:jawdrop: how did that happen? :glomp:
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