Reblog: Mental Health Q & A #1000Speak

Re-blogged from Diary of a Doting Mom:

Today is February 20th, when over a thousand bloggers are simultaneously posting on a topic of their choice with a common theme of compassion. The idea is the brainchild of Yvonne Spence who asked:

How cool would it be if we could get 1000 bloggers on the same day to write posts about compassion, kindness, support, caring for others, non-judgement etc.?We could call it 1000 Voices For Compassion.Who’s in?Well, we have well over a 1000 voices doing this today! I am thrilled to be a voice among thousand others.

It is my pleasure and privilege to host notable blogger, communications consultant and my dear friend, Suman Bolar, to answer questions on the myths and facts surrounding mental illness.

Suman Bolar speaks on mental health


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Once you’ve read, share it with the hash tag #1000Speak

Break, break, Break

Break, break, break

gently, my love.

Upon the shore of my heart

leave your pain, your worries and your heartbreak.


Rend, rend, rend

upon my shoulder

those feelings of sadness, inadequacy and despair.


Rip, rip, rip

From the soul of your being

The meaningless garb of self-pity, guilt and worthlessness.


Lay it all at my door

Lay it out as you would on a sparkling, clean floor;

Watch as I wash it all away

Without question, without contempt and without pretense.


For in your agony I see what I never did tell another soul:

A mirror to my own suffering.

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Thank you to Lord Alfred Tennyson for the first line for today’s verse