30 Days of Poetry Love 2017- Neil Hillborn

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Happy National Poetry Month!

It’s day two and today’s poem gives insight into mental illness. According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) approximately 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness. Mental health conditions – disorders that can affect your mood, thinking and behavior, in a given year.  Knowing this, can you imagine having to live with a mental disorder that you can not control all your life?

Here’s today’s poet Neil Hilborn and his poem “OCD.”

What did you like about today’s poem? Have a favorite line, why? Have you or someone you know struggled with mental illness?

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