"Be motivated to heal, be inspired to write"
"There's still so much silence and underlying stigma that surrounds suicide and self-harm. Thank you for being so brave, where others,
I think, are too afraid to even voice the words self-harm and suicide"
SUICIDE – A collection of poetry and short prose from writers around the world on the themes of
suicide and self-harm
Compiled by Robin Barratt
Paperback ISBN: 9781091029347
Kindle ASIN: B07T93FNTD
It is undeniable that putting thoughts, feelings and emotions into words, on paper, either with poetry or in a short story format, can be both therapeutic and
an incredibly effective method of self-help and healing.
In this brave and uncompromising collection, 50 writers and poets in countries around the world including: Australia, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Benin, Brazil,
England, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malawi, Malta, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland and the USA, creatively explore the themes of suicide and self-harm,
either from their own personal perspectives and experiences, or from the experiences of friends, family and people close by. An anthology on these subjects is undoubtedly thought-provoking and
emotional, but also positive and uplifting too as, for many, putting their thoughts and feelings into words has set many on the road to creativity, healing and ultimately
All profits from the sale of this book will go towards the development of Counselling Through Creativity, a not-for-profit organisation helping and supporting others through the
creative use of words as a effective, therapeutic tool for self-help and healing.
NOTE: Because we have had so many people from around the world wanting to write about these very important themes, we shall start compiling a second edition shortly, so if would like to write
a piece or pieces about the above topics, then please contact us and we will send you further details on how you can contribute.