Writing Poetry and Creating Music Saved My Life: How Artistic Expression Helps Mental Health


When I was younger, I struggled with mental health issues. I didn’t know how to cope with the difficult experiences that I was going through, and felt like I was alone in the world. Thankfully, writing poetry and creating music provided me with a creative outlet that helped me process my feelings and understand myself better. Writing and creating poetry and music activities helped me connect with other people who shared my passion for creativity, which gave me a sense of community during a time when I felt lost. If you are struggling with mental health issues, I urge you to explore your creative side! It can be so healing.

1.Writing Poetry helped my mental health overall.

Writing poetry helped me deal with difficult emotions and mental health issues. It can help me process my feelings and thoughts in a creative and constructive way. Poetry can also be a form of self-care, it provided me with an outlet for expression and a way to boost my mood and emotional well-being. Additionally, writing poetry helped me to connect with other people who shared similar experiences and feelings.

For me, writing poetry is a way to process my thoughts and emotions. It’s a way to externalize what I am feeling, and it helps me to understand myself better. It also provides an outlet for my creativity, and it allows me to express myself in a way that isn’t possible in everyday conversation.

i remember a fan reached out to me via social media on instagram. He informed me that he almost quit his job but he listen to my poem “Keep Going” ( add link here apple music). He told me that he was about to walk off his job but he heard my song on some independent playlist and said it calmed him down and he was able to get through his work shift. At that moment is when I realize that my poetry not only impacts me but others around me. Social media has given us the opportunity to connect with others . I have had people from all over the world reach out to and tell me that my writing has helped them in some way.

It is important for us to remember our power as creatives. We have the ability to move and inspire people with our words . So, if you are struggling with mental health issues, I urge you to explore your creative side! It can be so healing.

Writing poetry, creating music, and other forms of artistic expression can provide a much-needed outlet for processing difficult emotions and experiences. These activities can also help us connect with others who share our passion for creativity, which can give us a sense of community during times when we feel lost. If

Check out my Spoken Word Poem “Keep Going” the video here!

2.Writing Poetry helped me express my emotions.

When i wrote my poem “Depressed Black Man” i was honestly just just wrote how i felt as a black man. I didn’t realize that it would help me connect with others. There’s no doubt that writing poetry can be therapeutic. It helped me process and makes sense of my own emotions and experiences, and also connect you with the emotions and experiences of others. This is especially true when it comes to sharing trauma and difficult experiences. Check out my Spoken Word Poem Video “Depressed Black Man”. i am extremely vulnerable when it comes to releasing my thoughts.

For me, writing poetry is a form of self-care. It helps heal the trauma I’ve experienced in my life, and it also helps me express my emotions with words. Whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed or lost, writing poetry provides a way for me to make sense of my feelings and to find some peace and clarity.

I find that writing poetry allows me to access parts of myself that I can’t reach any other way. It’s a way for me to connect with my deeper self, and it often brings up emotions and memories that I wasn’t aware of until I started writing poems. Forcing myself to put my feelings into words often leads to surprising insights and healing moments

There’s something incredibly therapeutic about being vulnerable and expressing my emotions through poetry. For me, it’s a way to process what I’m feeling and identify patterns in my behavior or thinking. It also allows me to “get out” all of the pent-up emotions that I may be suppressing during my day-to-day life. And over time, as I continue to “do the work” of self-reflection and self-expression, I’ve found that I become more emotionally resilient and better able to handle whatever comes my way. In short, expressing my emotions helps me heal because it gives me a creative outlet for processing them, forces me to confront them head-on, and makes me stronger in the long run.

3.Writing Poetry helps me connect with others

When I started writing poetry, I never imagined that it would help me connect with others in such a deep and meaningful way. But over time, as I shared my work with others and received feedback, I began to see how poetry could be used as a tool for connection.

For me, poetry has always been about finding the right words to express the inexpressible. It’s helped me make sense of the world around me and find beauty in the mundane. But what I didn’t realize until recently is that in doing so, I was also creating a space for others to do the same.

Through my poetry, I’ve been able to share my own life experiences and feelings with others in a way that is both vulnerable and honest. In turn, this has helped create a space for others to share their own experiences with me. And in doing so, we’ve been able to connect with each other in a much deeper way.

If you’re struggling with mental health issues, I urge you to explore your creative side. Artistic expression can be a powerful tool for healing and connection. So whether you’re writing poetry, painting, or making music, don’t be afraid to let your creativity flow. It might just be the thing that saves your life.

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