Say hello to New Beginnings
On Stuck With Me Now we talk a lot about anxiety and depression, and for good reason. It’s prevalent not only in Donovan’s and my life but also in the lives of people everywhere. If you follow us on Twitter, you probably have gotten a direct message from Donovan saying hi and that you can always contact us if you need to talk.
We have had some followers reach out and do just that. Donovan will often suggest that individuals dealing with depression or anxiety should try writing. “Why?” you might ask. The answer is because writing is something that both Donovan and I have found to be very helpful to our mental balance. We can put our thoughts into words and put the words on a page, this tends to be very therapeutic; it makes you feel like you can manipulate and control your emotions instead of letting them control you.
A couple followers have followed this advice by writing poems or even starting their own blogs. Also, a couple people have reached out and shared some of their work since reading our website, such as Jessie Logan, author of The Sound of Suicide. Since realizing the positive effects of self-expression through writing and other creative outlets, we have created a platform called New Beginnings for people who have mental health issues to share their work. We take all kinds of submissions such as poems, self reflections, blog post, photography, ect.
If you would like to submit your work, click here, or on the Contact Us tab.