Yashi Brown Advocates Mental Health Through Her Poetry Yashi Brown Advocates Mental Health Through Her Poetry

Yashi Brown Advocates Mental Health Through Her Poetry

Mental illness isn’t something many of us grow up discussing, but that may change thanks to growing awareness and advocacy across a variety of creative mediums.

Yashi Brown, a mental health advocate and poet, discusses living with the diagnosis of bipolar type 1, and how it’s fueled her creativity.

After being diagnosed with bipolar I disorder, a serious mental illness that causes manic episodes and periods of depression, poet Yashi Brown decided to educate everyone about her condition through her art. She wrote a powerful poem titled “Passion…It’s Overrated?” to capture what it’s like to be affected by the mental illness.

Full post at Huffington Post.