Today, we share with you a powerful poem from a beloved client who struggled mightily. He struggles on in our hearts and memories, and through his message, we hope to reach others who are also out there, fighting the battle. – Thomas We Love You.
It is not depression,
It is despair that made him plunge deeper into his heart.
A civil war was being raged as
he battled against his mental illness.
Did he win or did he lose?
Is that victory in death?
Or did the flames of sorrow consume him?
Hell is right here.
Hell is when pain and suffering are your teachers instead of
Love, Kindness, and Compassion.
My heart is dark from mental illness
My mind clouded with sadness to avoid a total civil war.
I am on the road to all.
The road to the same source,
The road to Freedom
Please join us next week for our White Plains Grand Opening and Visions 2015 event, where you will be awed by the power of the artworks created by recipients of mental health service in Westchester County.