Mental Health

 

SUICIDE - A collection of poetry and short prose from writers around the world on the themes of suicide and self-harm.

NOW AVAILABLE

 

 

Paperback ISBN: 9781091029347
Kindle ASIN: B07T93FNTD

 

The first in my mental health series.


"There's still so much silence and underlying stigma that surrounds suicide and self-harm. Thank you for being so brave, where others, I think, are too afraid to even voice the words self-harm and suicide"


“Sadly these are stills subjects very few people are comfortable talking about, or focusing on, so thank you for being bold enough to do just the opposite!”


"Giving voice to a difficult and challenging subject few are keen to explore or acknowledge"
 

It is undeniable that putting thoughts, feelings and emotions into words, on paper, either with poetry or in a short story format, can be both therapeutic and an incredibly effective method of self-help and healing.
 
In this brave and uncompromising collection, over 100 contributions from 50 writers and poets in countries around the world including: Australia, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Benin, Brazil, England, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malawi, Malta, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland and the USA, all creatively exploring the themes of suicide and self-harm, either from their own personal perspectives and experiences, or from the experiences of friends, family and people close by. An anthology on these subjects is undoubtedly thought-provoking and emotional, but also positive and uplifting too as, for many, putting their thoughts and feelings into words has set many on the road to creativity, healing and ultimately recovery.

 

Also in the book are a number of interviews with some of the contributors about their pieces and why they wrote them.

 

CONTENTS


MAROONED by Hannah Louise MacFarlane.
ON A COLLEAGUE’S ATTEMPTED SUICIDE by Sue Thomason.
THE PAIN THAT REMAINS by Kimmy Alan.
LIGHT, LESS HOIST by David Hollywood.
RED by Parvinder Kaur.
JIGSAW by Nurah Harun.
BEYOND THE POINT OF NO RETURN by Nilanjana Bose.
I CAN REMEMBER HEAVEN by Linda M. Crate.
A FALLEN GRADUATE by Donna Zephrine.
FOR PAUL by Chrys Salt.
WALLS by Bill Cox.
A HEADS-UP DREAM FOR PEACE by Mark Blickley.
LETTERS by Ebuwa Ohenhen.
THE LAST GOODBYE by Bee Parkinson-Cameron.
THE AFTERMATH by Ibn Qalam.
PAIN AND GRIEF by Richard Goss.
OFF THE SIDE by Pamela Scott.
BLEED by Bernadette Perez.
BLADES by Parvinder Kaur.
SUICIDE NOTES: MINDSET by Margareth Stewart.
A TENDENCY TO OVERTHINK by Barbara Hawthorn.
TOO LATE by Anonymous.
SUICIDAL by Nikori Ese Praise.
CHOICE by Ebuwa Ohenhen.
SUICIDE by Zahra Zuhair.
LUCID LIE by Pasithea Chan.
116 123 by Hannah Louise MacFarlane.
SHE DREAMS OF RIVERS by Michael J. Rollins.
REBORN by Bee Parkinson-Cameron.
DON’T GIVE UP by Guy Morris.
THE TORCH BEARER by May Mathew Manoj.
ELEGY FROM A SEASIDE GRAVEYARD by John-Karl Stokes.
EMACIATED by Mtende Wezi Nthara.
WALK WITH ME by Linda M. Crate.
TRAVELLING THROUGH THE WAVES by Pamela Scott.
ROMANCING THE HOME by Jo Wilson-Ridley.
BATTLEFIELD by Beaton Galafa.
REPETITION by Parvinder Kaur.
CONSTANTLY AWAY by Noor Yousif.
MISTY VENEER by Pasithea Chan.
ALL OF THE OLD RITUALS by Pamela Scott.
DARE by Ebuwa Ohenhen.
ACHE by Abigail George.
CHECKMATE. GAME OVER by Barbara Hawthorn.
FIFTY by Hannah Louise MacFarlane.
SUICIDE by Robin Barratt.
JUST ASK by Sarah Clarke.
HOW MANY TIMES DID I CRY TODAY? by Pamela Scott.
DESOLATE REDEMPTION by Pasithea Chan.
WOUNDS by Bee Parkinson-Cameron.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER by David A Banks.
THERE IS A GUN ON THE TABLE by Mike Rollins.
DELIBERATIONS WITH THE BLACK DOG by Jo Wilson-Ridley.
TO GIVE A THING A NAME by Pamela Scott.
SAD by Bill Cox.
ETERNAL WINTER by Linda M. Crate.
PTSD by Richard Goss.
I DO NOT WANT YOUR SYMPATHY by Malcolm Judd.
SEARCHING by Bee Parkinson-Cameron.
COMMENCING by Parvinder Kaur.
TREADING ON EGGSHELLS by Pamela Scott.
ESHA’S JOURNEY TO THE POINT OF SUICIDE AND BACK by Shereen Abraham.
A DEEP, HEAVY WINTER By Linda M. Crate.
THE ART OF DEATH by Ebuwa Ohenhen.
DAILY REVELATIONS by Pasithea Chan.
PLEASE STOP by Cynthia Morrison.
CANNULAS by John Tunaley.
CROW by Bill Cox.
GENDERFLUID by Parvinder Kaur.
I CAN FEEL AGAIN NOW THE PILLS ARE OVER by Ibn Qalam.
THE SUICIDE SURROGATE CONFESSES by LindaAnn LoSchiavo.
THERE ARE BETTER DAYS by Linda M. Crate.
TIGHTROPE by Hannah Louise MacFarlane.
SCARS by Parvinder Kaur.
THE DAY I DIED by Katrina Cattermole.
THE CALL OF THE SEA by Mary Anne Zammit.
FLAT DISTORTIONS by John Tunaley.
INTO NO MAN’S LAND (OF WW1) by Cynthia Morrison.
I WILL NOT SUCCUMB by Heera Nawaz.
SUICIDE (Some reasons of committing suicide) by Maliha Hassan.
LISTEN, DON'T SPEAK by Linda M. Crate.
SAY IT by Guy Morris.
RESCUE by Bill Cox.
ON A SUNDAY by David Lohrey.
SUDDENLY AT HOME by Trisha Lawty.
DYING by Robin Barratt.
THOSE LEFT BEHIND by Donna Zephrine.
ONE ALMOST FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST by Sara Spivey.
FAREWELL RED by Barbara Hawthorn.
UNDERTOW by Hannah Louise MacFarlane.
SELFSONNET by Ibn Qalam.
CRUSH MY TONGUE by David Hollywood.
TO MATE JÁNOS, IN GRATITUDE by Gabriella Garofalo.
THE JUNE PORCH - BEFORE THE CONCERT by John Tunaley.
A SMARTPHONE ON A BROWN TABLE by Eduard Schmidt-Zorner.
TWO VOICES by Lynda Tavakoli.

 

INTERVIEWS

 

Interview with Kimmy Alan
Interview with Parvinder Kaur
Interview with Linda M. Crate
Interview with Bill Cox
Interview with Bee Parkinson-Cameron
Interview with Ibn Qalam
Interview with Margareth Stewart
Interview with Zahra Zuhair
Interview with Jo Wilson-Ridley
Interview with Beaton Galafa
Interview with Malcolm Judd
Interview with Shereen Abraham
Interview with Katrina Cattermole
Interview with Heera Nawaz
Interview with Lynda Tavakoli

 

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CRISIS HELP

 

CLICK HERE to see a list of groups and organisations worldwide offering support and help to anyone in crisis, self-harming and/or thinking about taking their own life.

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