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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.