September 21, 2019

How do we help and support our children with their #mentalhealth?

Marshall Hughes, 52

My entry explores the concept of mental health within society, more specifically, psychosis (delusions and hallucinations) in young males. As a parent, I wrote this poem from the depths of my broken heart, to try and understand and support my son on his road to recovery. Ten months later, I pray to whoever, whatever, that he is now on the mend. As a keen amateur photographer of Scottish landscapes, the image to complement this poetry was an almost religious experience at the start of my son’s illness of his silhouette on the pier at Culross (Fife).


Broken Mind, 2019Online (blog)