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Hello, beautiful people! 

I hope you’ve all been keeping yourselves busy (know I have!). And that you’re all in an excellent state of mind (I’m exhausted). Blah, Blah, Blah. I’d rather not bore you with the uneccessary details of my full time job.

I just thought I’d reveal the premise to a new article I’ve been rustling up…

Mental Health in Teens:
What You Need to Know

I listened to an exemplary piece or reportage on BBC Radio 4 yesterday. It discussed the rise of mental health issues in teens today and the link between the digital world. Anonymous teens spoke of their own experiences, many of which were shaped by their councillor or parents. It was a real eye-opener for those unaware of why many teens rely on self harming as their escape route. I was also baffled to hear stories from children as young as 11, suffering from early onset depression. Unfortunately, teenagers can be the best actors. As one girl said:

“Just because I’m smiling, it doesn’t mean I’m happy”. 

If you have any questions, please pop me a message. In the meantime, savour two minutes of your Wednesday night to catch the rest of the article. 

Take care, everyone. 

Portrait of a painful memory

She painted her skin
with the brush of a knife
the fibres so sharp
it could end her life

She looked at her masterpiece
And sighed in a whim
The oozing crimson
Trickled down, past her shin

Then she glared at the lines
that the paintbrush had traced
She’s ashamed of her work
She’s ashamed she resisted
It’s a terrible mess
I told her, it won’t last forever
You’ll be free someday
I promised
She wept
Then she painted one last picture
And away
She swept