Create a safe and supportive environment, trying to understand that the sufferer does not want to have the mental illness just as much as you do not want them to have it. Be non-judgemental and listen without prejudice, no matter how difficult the situation. Find...read more
Hope Through Poetry by Samantha Crilly
From her own experience of mental illness and what she has learned from friends and family, and extensive research, Samantha Crilly shares a collection of more than 50 inspirational poems that give an honest and relatable insight into what it means to have a mental illness and what causes and triggers may lie behind it. Some are light-hearted and humorous, others go very deep, but all shed new light and have a positive ending for the reader. If you have a mental health issue, Samantha’s insightful poems are there as comforting companions. For families and carers of sufferers, these poems bring fresh understanding of what your loved one is battling. Through Samantha’s experience of recovery they also bring acceptance, strength and Hope.