Don't Judge  June 25, 2012 - August 25, 2012

Reading and Deliberating


5% of the population suffers from a severe mental illness.
Several Mental Illnesses are:
-Paranoid and other psychotic disorders
-Bipolar disorders (hypomanic, manic, depressive, and mixed)
-Major depressive disorders (single episode or recurrent)
-Schizoaffective disorders (bipolar or depressive)
-Pervasive developmental disorders
-Obsessive-compulsive disorders
-Depression in childhood and adolescence
-Panic disorder
-Post traumatic stress disorders (acute, chronic, or with delayed onset)

85% of people suffer from some form of mental illness.

I want your take on the point of view of someone with a severe mental illness. It is harder than you think to put yourself in my shoes.

Less than 250 words.
Poetry or short prose.


Sufferering Sufferering
Understanding Understanding


Cincinnati, OH


18 Contestants
31 Submissions
Created Jun 25, 2012

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  • Any Member can Submit
  • All types of Writing can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 3 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 6/25/2012 - 8/25/2012
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


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