black river

Hug the ones you love. Give thanks if no one in your life suffers from mental health issues. Pray for those who suffer with depression and anxiety. This haiku hopes to call attention to their relentless river of despair.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

Presented creatively yet sensitively with this narration by my friend Simon Howard on Twitter.


  1. Lovely poem! Mental health is serious and many often feel alone and ashamed if they are suffering. It’s important show love and support to everyone because you just never know who is suffering from emotional pain because they are usually hiding it behind a smile.

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