From the Quiet Room

Hello, dear friends! Welcome to Volume 7, 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 7, 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

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

As an Episode Nears by Cali Turner

Trophic levels rising I feel it in my bones, Both fear of what I’ll leave in my ruins and joy In anticipation for the Pure ecstasy that awaits. For when I feel On top of the world, It’s usually simultaneous

As an Episode Nears by Cali Turner

Trophic levels rising I feel it in my bones, Both fear of what I’ll leave in my ruins and joy In anticipation for the Pure ecstasy that awaits. For when I feel On top of the world, It’s usually simultaneous

Redemption by Michael Lee Johnson

My eyes green are 2 glass windows into the past. I keep the blinds pulled down tight. Carnal knowledge is a Biblical definition of sin. I live in darkness, the shame of those early years. I pull myself out redemption

Redemption by Michael Lee Johnson

My eyes green are 2 glass windows into the past. I keep the blinds pulled down tight. Carnal knowledge is a Biblical definition of sin. I live in darkness, the shame of those early years. I pull myself out redemption

Artwork by Andrew Graber

Besides creating various forms of art, Andy also likes to write stories and poems. He is a self taught artist.

Artwork by Andrew Graber

Besides creating various forms of art, Andy also likes to write stories and poems. He is a self taught artist.

Faith by Samia Mehbub

My heart beats loudly As these obstacles head Before me in every step That I take one at a time Leaping and falling Now taking it a few Steps back to start over Huge signs of Left, right, straight Huge

Faith by Samia Mehbub

My heart beats loudly As these obstacles head Before me in every step That I take one at a time Leaping and falling Now taking it a few Steps back to start over Huge signs of Left, right, straight Huge

When the Black Dog Calls by Christine Fowler

My love, you do not hear what is said, when your depression rages And your head is filled with clouds darker than the night. You do not hear what is said when people shower praise instead, uncertainty and doubt rage

When the Black Dog Calls by Christine Fowler

My love, you do not hear what is said, when your depression rages And your head is filled with clouds darker than the night. You do not hear what is said when people shower praise instead, uncertainty and doubt rage

Sweet Emotion by Jules Williams

I’ve lived in this paradigm I felt the cold creep in I witnessed every single sign The answer lied within In all that we are In all that we live to be The truth is never far Anyone can see

Sweet Emotion by Jules Williams

I’ve lived in this paradigm I felt the cold creep in I witnessed every single sign The answer lied within In all that we are In all that we live to be The truth is never far Anyone can see

Deep in My Couch by Michael Lee Johnson

Deep in my couch of magnetic dust, I am a bearded old man. I pull out my last bundle of memories beneath my pillow for review. What is left, old man, cry solo in the dark. Here is a small

Deep in My Couch by Michael Lee Johnson

Deep in my couch of magnetic dust, I am a bearded old man. I pull out my last bundle of memories beneath my pillow for review. What is left, old man, cry solo in the dark. Here is a small

Merely a Subjective Experience by John Zurn

stability is merely a subjective experience- A series of fleeting inner events, hooked and stapled together, then explained, in order to create a nonexistent linear time. John F Zurn has earned an M.A. in English from Western Illinois University and

Merely a Subjective Experience by John Zurn

stability is merely a subjective experience- A series of fleeting inner events, hooked and stapled together, then explained, in order to create a nonexistent linear time. John F Zurn has earned an M.A. in English from Western Illinois University and

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