Wednesday, 5 December 2012

A to Z of mental health: coping

When you're down and out
Feeling desperate
When there's no where else to go
There's always something else

When the medicines don't work
They're not enough
When talking isn't fixing it
There's always something else

There's meditation and prayer
To help calm down
There's exercise and diet
To help level out
There's chatting and laughing
To get perspective
There's breathing and living
To get through each day

When you're down and out
Know you're not
There's always someone who cares
There's always something else


This poem is written to fit with a well known song, music is a great way of helping me cope and so I challenge you to find the song.


Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I needed to read this today!

Along These Lines ..... said...

Your poem is a little more serious than mine.

edenhills said...

This is wonderful! IT is quite important to know how to cope.

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Very nice poetry. I find writing to be very therapeutic, and being interested in herbals find that they are calming also, once you find the right ones, of course. :-)

Kerri @OhMann! said...

Very nice! 1 Peter 5:7 is my anxiety mantra.

~Visiting from Mrs. Jenny's!

Jenny said...

As always I am blown away by your powerful words....

Healthy Coping skills are vital to survive life...

Cool post for the letter C...

Thanks for linking.