Runner up for Best Anthology (Saboteur Awards 2018).
The profits from this book go to UK Charity, Mind. Fundraising Total so far...£636.12 (January 1st 2021)
With over 600 submissions, poets from around the world put their pens to paper to create this anthology, enthused by a common goal to raise money for UK mental health charity, Mind. With poems focusing on mental health from a wide range of experiences, this book aims to continue the worldwide conversation about mental health.
'These poems crackle with the electricity of experience and sing with the effort of rendering that experience in language. This is work that stands a few inches away from your face and tells you tales that shudder with a terrible beauty; these voices must be listened to because what they are saying is something that all of us, whoever we are, need to know.' Ian McMillan
Trigger warnings by chapter:
Section One: References include war, depression, grief, alcoholism, bulimia, trauma, suicide
Section Two: Sexual abuse, self harm, suicide threat, Borderline personality disorder, electro shock therapy, razors
Section Three: Postpartum depression, hospital ward
Section Four: Anxiety, pills, Borderline personality disorder, eating disorder Section Five: Poverty
Section Six: Alzheimer’s
Section Seven: Depression
Section Eight: Therapy