Long Gone

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Jadyn Robinson (Student 2024)
Jadyn Robinson

Dear Kay, I am astounded by your Zine because it talks about the bad mental health in “Do You Believe in Bad Mental Health?”. One part of your poem “ Long Gone” touched me. Because at one point in my life I felt Like i hit rock bottom. I think this is interesting because it helps me feel comfortable about it with others. Another part that I liked is your research where you stated “Mental Health awareness might be one of the most pressing issues we’re currently facing in the healthcare industry as a whole.”. This stood out to me because it’s a 100 percent accurate, I have so many friends that I didn’t know where going through depression just like me. Even when I was going through my depression, I don’t know that I was depressed. Your collage reminds me of the things I went through once before. I had many break through and kept my depression a secret from everyone except 1 person. So it just relates and hits home for me. thanks for your Zine. I look forward to seeing what you make next because this was a really good topic. Everything was throughly thought out and passionately put together.

Jenna Jones (Student 2024)
Jenna Jones

Dear Kiyerah : I am surprised by your poem, “Long gone,” because… there are not many people who talk about mental health or take it as a serious issue altogether. You were able to convey the emotions of someone who is going through depression in just a few words, making it so I am able to empathize with them and that amazes me. One part of your collage that stands out for me is where you have the image of the lady with half of her face slowly deteriorating and the other half perfectly normal. I think this is amazing because…this really conveys a person when they are going through something but no one else knows. It shows how someone can be putting up a facade without you even realizing it.
Another part that I empathized with is where the collage says feel good now This stood out for me because… it is so easy to tell someone to do something to feel better but in reality, it isn’t that easy. It’s easier to say something rather than do it. Your collage reminds me of something that I made once. One time…when I was in an Advocacy program. Actually, I’m still in the advocacy poem, but I had an assignment where we talked about mental health. I talked about the American Rescue plan and how it is meant to benefit people with mental health issues. I created a slide talking about its impact on people and what they are doing with it now.
Thanks for your poem and collage. I look forward to seeing what you make next, because… I really like the style you write in and I felt like I could really see your creative side through this project.

Owen Williams (Student 2024)
Owen Williams

Dear Kiyerah:

I am impressed by your collage, “creative submission,” because… it really brings to light mental health through media that is already in our world. It's good to know that there are other people out there who care this much about mental health. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Your broken trying to gather the pieces” I think this is fantastic because… it really speaks true to how people feel. I feel as if a lot of people can relate to this line. Another sentence that I enjoyed was “A MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM MAY NOT NECESSARILY RESULT IN A MENTAL ILLNESS DIAGNOSIS” This stood out for me because… it is very true. there are too many people who say that people cannot have bad mental health just because they don't have a diagnosis. I do agree with you that… there are many ways mental illnesses can form. One reason I say this is… when I was getting diagnosed for ADHD they told me I had a slue of other issues that could've came from one reason or the other. Have you seen this movie? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0268978/ I thought you might be interested in this because of what you wrote your zine about. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because… this was very well thought out.