Mental Health and Me - Faces, Places and Spaces
Writing Competition 2016
DEADLINE: 1ST SEPTEMBER!
Don't forget you have until 1st September to enter Faces, Places and Spaces for your chance to become a published writer and even take home the special prize trophy!!
Mental Health and Creativity has always be entwined. From the Shakespearian era where they referred to mental illness as 'madness' to more contemporary books like Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel. There's so many authors to take inspiration from. We want to hear your story and your thoughts! There's 3 categories and you can write your entry as a poem, short story, tweet, letter, journalism piece blog/diary entry or submit a spoken word piece. Get involved and help us break the stigma surrounding mental health and celebrate at our Award Ceremony on Monday, 10th October!
“I'm the girl who is lost in space, the girl who is disappearing always, forever fading away and receding farther and farther into the background. Just like the Cheshire cat, someday I will suddenly leave, but the artificial warmth of my smile, that phony, clownish curve, the kind you see on miserably sad people and villains in Disney movies, will remain behind as an ironic remnant. I am the girl you see in the photograph from some party someplace or some picnic in the park, the one who is in fact soon to be gone. When you look at the picture again, I want to assure you, I will no longer be there. I will be erased from history, like a traitor in the Soviet Union. Because with every day that goes by, I feel myself becoming more and more invisible...”
― Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation