From the Quiet Room

Hello, dear friends! Welcome to Volume 6, Issue 1 of Turtle Way, an online journal of literary and visual art contributed and inspired by and published in support of those with mental illness. It is hard to believe it has

From the Quiet Room

Hello, dear friends! Welcome to Volume 6, Issue 1 of Turtle Way, an online journal of literary and visual art contributed and inspired by and published in support of those with mental illness. It is hard to believe it has

Life is So Precious by Samina Raza

Life is so precious. Hang on with all your might, to the jars with fireflies inside. To the constellations in the skies. To tassels made of gold. To rosy cheeked cherubs. To the memories of old. To the creeks where

Life is So Precious by Samina Raza

Life is so precious. Hang on with all your might, to the jars with fireflies inside. To the constellations in the skies. To tassels made of gold. To rosy cheeked cherubs. To the memories of old. To the creeks where

Manic by Bryan William Myers

The day started at around 5 in the morning. I’m lying awake, on my side, staring at the walls, out the window, thinking tremendously, thinking about stupid, mundane things. Where does that star go once it’s gone behind the horizon?

Manic by Bryan William Myers

The day started at around 5 in the morning. I’m lying awake, on my side, staring at the walls, out the window, thinking tremendously, thinking about stupid, mundane things. Where does that star go once it’s gone behind the horizon?

You Are Not Alone At All by Partha Chatterjee

Don’t think you are alone. You have ‘you’ within you. Breathing is yours. Vision is yours. Blinking is yours. Sighing is yours. Crying is yours. Laughing is yours Don’t think you are marooned. Everybody suspects you? Nobody has courage to

You Are Not Alone At All by Partha Chatterjee

Don’t think you are alone. You have ‘you’ within you. Breathing is yours. Vision is yours. Blinking is yours. Sighing is yours. Crying is yours. Laughing is yours Don’t think you are marooned. Everybody suspects you? Nobody has courage to

Alexandra David-Neel by Michael Lee Johnson

She edits her life from a room made dark against a desert dropping summer sun. A daring traveling Parisian adventurer, ultimate princess turning toad with age– snow drops of white in her hair, tiny fingers thumb joints osteoarthritis she corrects

Alexandra David-Neel by Michael Lee Johnson

She edits her life from a room made dark against a desert dropping summer sun. A daring traveling Parisian adventurer, ultimate princess turning toad with age– snow drops of white in her hair, tiny fingers thumb joints osteoarthritis she corrects

Balance – A Meditation by WiL

There’s a lot of pressure from all around us to work, be productive, be healthy, be great, be creative, be fantastic, and to do, do, do! It’s no wonder we end up feeling stressed out, depressed, exhausted, and irritable. What

Balance – A Meditation by WiL

There’s a lot of pressure from all around us to work, be productive, be healthy, be great, be creative, be fantastic, and to do, do, do! It’s no wonder we end up feeling stressed out, depressed, exhausted, and irritable. What

This I Leave by Susan H.

If I leave, I leave the harmful mental state that threatens my emotional health. Yes, I still recall the feelings of despondent misery. Life seemed so bleak and not worth living at the worst moment. Yes, it’s called Depression. And

This I Leave by Susan H.

If I leave, I leave the harmful mental state that threatens my emotional health. Yes, I still recall the feelings of despondent misery. Life seemed so bleak and not worth living at the worst moment. Yes, it’s called Depression. And

Did U Know Hypomania is Common in the Spring? by WiL

At least for me, hypomania is common in the spring. After a long, dreary, cold winter spell, the warmer weather and sunnier, longer days brighten my mood and increase my energy levels to the point of a hypomanic state that

Did U Know Hypomania is Common in the Spring? by WiL

At least for me, hypomania is common in the spring. After a long, dreary, cold winter spell, the warmer weather and sunnier, longer days brighten my mood and increase my energy levels to the point of a hypomanic state that

Lady Mary by Kerry Kelly

The black bearded Captain Daniels took Mary to sea, In the bloody, crested moonshine they floated fairly free, The powers of the stars’ lighting the diamond, white ice, The taste of peachy-grapes, yeast, potatoes and apple slice, Old Paddy Morgan,

Lady Mary by Kerry Kelly

The black bearded Captain Daniels took Mary to sea, In the bloody, crested moonshine they floated fairly free, The powers of the stars’ lighting the diamond, white ice, The taste of peachy-grapes, yeast, potatoes and apple slice, Old Paddy Morgan,

Mental sILLeeeNESS

Although mental illness is no joke, laughing can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormones, increase muscle flexion, and boost immune function by raising levels of infection-fighting T-cells, disease-fighting proteins called Gamma-interferon and B-cells, which produce disease-destroying antibodies. Laughter also

Mental sILLeeeNESS

Although mental illness is no joke, laughing can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormones, increase muscle flexion, and boost immune function by raising levels of infection-fighting T-cells, disease-fighting proteins called Gamma-interferon and B-cells, which produce disease-destroying antibodies. Laughter also

Shine Your Light

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