the diagnosis seems to be inherited biologicals not environmental by those who offer their thoughts and prayers –
when mental illness explodes into carnage and when socio-economics or belonging or the lack of a connecting conversation are not determined causal, statistically we medicate and confine treating a symptom, a banal interpretation of something consistently presenting as locational
must our mental institutions become as overcrowded as our prisons before somebody finally realises;
“Houston, I think we have a problem”
"I am considered an 'emerging poet' at my local 'open mic' collective after joining them just last March. I don't shy away from my mental health past but people are still uncertain about the 'politics'. "Is he/she going to hurt/harm me?", or "am I at risk here?" "Mental illness, that means danger, doesn't it?"