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"Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Carrick on Shannon Mental Health Services"

About: Sligo Leitrim Mental Health ID service

(as a service user),

This is a poem I that I wrote while receiving CBT from Psychologist Patrick 

Crowded thoughts with tears,

This is what it has been like for many years,

A reason not yet known, 

Over time these thoughts have grown.

This is who you have always been,

But not what others around you have seen. 

A desire for attention,

Is not something you want to mention. 

Watching over, looking in from afar,

Hoping that they know who you are.

Needing them to notice you, 

Knowing that’s not what they are going to do.

Don’t mistake this for something it’s not,

Trust me, you haven’t lost the plot,

Infatuation is a short lived feeling. 

These thoughts, they have no meaning. 

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Response from Patrick Nwaokorie, Area Lead for Mental Health Engagement, Mental Health Services, HSE last month
Patrick Nwaokorie
Area Lead for Mental Health Engagement, Mental Health Services,
HSE

Working with People who use Mental Health Services, their Families Carers and Supporters

Submitted on 19/08/2021 at 12:14
Published on Care Opinion at 15:24


picture of Patrick Nwaokorie

Thanks for sharing your poem Brave Face. It sounds like there were challenging times in there but also some positive realisation around your situation.

Many people find writing beneficial for their mental health particularly the practice of journaling. I found this article online about discovering journaling which you may find interesting.

https://mentalhealth.ie/blog/the-discovery-of-journaling

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