Trigger warnings on the contents of this book as it's an honest and raw view of mental health.
A collection of essays on the lockdown, psychosis, mental health and wellness, creativity, and the reasons suicide can't be the answer.
A poignant, raw and heartfelt look at the modern state of mental health stigma, and support, the essays touch on everything from living with mental health, the changes in diagnosis criteria, psychosis and dealing with everything surrounding it.
Kai breaks down the collection into four sections, based around the final verse of "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost.
These essays and short stories by D Kai Wilson-Viola touch on some of what it is to live with mental health issues in a world that seems to want to help and punish in equal measure. The essays are broken loosely into four parts.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep - part 1
The nature of living with anxiety in a world that's speeding up, and how embracing it isn't always as easy as it seems.
But I have promises to keep - Part 2
Societal discussions and expectations around mental health and 'failure'
And miles to go before I sleep - Part 3
Treatments, insomnia and more
And miles to go before I sleep - Part 4
Advocacy, art, honesty, passive suicide and more.
Publisher: KushkaPress - Agora