I lived in houses made of smoke until the day the smoke began to choke me and my voice was trapped in echoes of whispers and I escaped through a gust of wind that carried me to a castle made of glass that shattered around me when I spoke my first word of ... Positivity hasn't been my strong point lately, but optimism has. I've been treated in one way or another for my mental illnesses for around 17 years, but I never really talked about any roots to my symptoms. I'm proud to say that after a long journey, I'm... I'm Alex. Group leader, I guess. As I stated before, I've been dealing with my depression and anxiety since I was 11. I started this group to connect with, and gain and give insight to other writers and folks who have mental illnesses. My triggers are: se... this is a fuck it bucket. notsocrazy zine is taking submissions. Rattle mag is taking submissions for their Aug 2017 issue on Mental Illness. Poetry, Essays and short stories. went to group today. it's always hard talking about your personal grievances like an off-season Festivus, talking about them with others is harder. I've had depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember, I was 11 when there were names put to the fe... yup.