|Posted on July 31, 2018 at 1:05 AM|
Poem written by: Jim R. Irion
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I am not mentally ill.
I have a mental illness.
It does not define me,
or who I can be.
My mental health is important.
Both to me, my friends and family.
I chose to address my mental illness
properly and promptly.
I know in my heart,
what has hurt from the start.
Mental health is important to me,
as it is to help everyone I see.
All lives really do matter;
not one over the other.
I am a suicide attempt survivor.
I know we deserve this life of ours.
Because of you I know why I am here...
Life is worth so much more
than I ever knew all these years before.