I am currently working on my sequel to my first book “Leave Your Demons”. “Leave Your Demons Part II” Will expand on the first book by talking about drug abuse and society’s view on it. the first chapter is a short pondering of “What is normal?” which discusses society’s view on drugs and violence. This first chapter is a prelude into drugs because depending where you live it’s either considered “Normal” or “Abnormal”
I’m still in the early stages of this book, but I’m excited to see what I can come up with and I hope you are as well. I hope to delve into the issues of violence, bullying, and more and provide my best advice to combat these problems that we face within society.
With the growing epidemic of drug abuse I feel it’s important that I tackle the issue of drugs in my upcoming book “Leave Your Demons Part II” I feel that mental illness and drug use can often be linked. To learn more about the issue of drugs I started reading a book I had picked up called “Should Drugs Be Legalized?” by Susan Neiburg Terkel and looking for other books to read to continue this chapter so please leave comments!
I’ve put a * next to the verses that are truly close to my heart OR have to do with mental illness and staying stable in life… because after all those are the things I write about! Disclaimer: These are all important and could fit those categories but I wanted to emphasize some I found to be the most helpful
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction” *1:7
“Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones” *3:7
“The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble” *4:19
“These six things the Lord hates, Yes seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, a lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren” *6:16
“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate” *8:13
“I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me” 8:17
“For whoever finds me finds life, And obtains favor from the Lord; But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; All those who hate me love death” 8:35-8:36
“Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins” *10:12
“The labor of the righteous leads to life, The wages of the wicked to sin” 10:16
“The fear of the Lord prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened” 10:27
“Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the Lord, but the blameless in their ways are His delight. Though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; But the posterity of the righteous will be delivered” 11:20-21
“Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.” *12:25
“The righteous should choose his friends carefully, For the way of the wicked leads them astray” *12:26
“In the way of righteousness is life, And in its pathway there is no death” 12:28
“There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing; And one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches” *13:7
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick. But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.”: *13:12
“He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord, But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him.” *14:2
“Even in laughter the heart may sorrow, And the end of mirth may be grief.” *14:13
“A wise man fears and departs from evil, But a fool rages and is self-confident” 14:16
“The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life. To turn one away from the snares of death” *14:27
“The eyes of the Lord are in every place. Keeping watch on the evil and the good.” 15:3
“Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred.” 15:17
“The way of life winds upward for the wise, That he may turn away from hell below.” *15:24
“The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, But the words of the pure are pleasant” 15:26
“The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility.” *15:33
“How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.” *16:16
“There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.” 16:25
“He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.” 16:32
“He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends.” 17:9
“A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgement” *18:1
“He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of his ways will die.” 19:16
“A man of great wrath will suffer punishment: if you rescue him, you will have to do it again.” *19:19
“Rebuke one who has understanding, and he will discern knowledge.” *19:25
“The hearing ear and the seeing eye, The Lord has made them both” 20:12
“Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel” 20:17
“It is a joy for the just to do justice, But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.” 21:15
“He who sows iniquity will reap sorrow, And the rod of his anger will fail” *22:8
“Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.” 23:9
“Buy the truth and do not sell it, Also wisdom and instruction and understanding.” 23:23
“Deliver those who are drawn toward death, And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.” *24:11
“Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; Do not plunder his resting place; For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again. But the wicked shall fall by calamity. Do not rejoice when your enemy falls and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; Lest the Lord see it, and it displease Him, And He turn away His wrath from him.” 24:15-18
“Do not say “I will do to him just as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work.” 24:29
“Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls.” 26:28
“Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.” *27:1
“Hell and Destruction are never full; So the eyes of man are never satisfied” 27:20
This book is about living a healthy lifestyle… both mentally and physically. It also goes into detail about how to go about trying new things. We can improve our lives by getting proactive as human beings and start doing things physically, mentally and intellectually in order to persevere, thrive and survive in this world during tough times.Leave your demons attempts to breakdown this complicated world in a very simple, clear and direct way. What is wrong and how do we fix these things as human beings? This book will attempt to answer these questions, but make no mistake about it, this book has something for EVERYONE not just people with mental illness and it can do this because people that have a mental illness are just as human as people that do not. So, if you’re ready to improve your life by getting out and trying new things or even just get on the road to recovery from the grips of darkness look no further than this book! In this book, I will be analyzing the world around us and the problems we face in order to come up with realistic solutions to those problems which we can utilize to improve the lives of humans one reader at a time. Life is worth living, if you can find the things you’re passionate about and pursue them to the best of your ability you will find happiness, even if you’re not good at them. Why? Because at least you are expressing yourself, improving and keeping yourself pure. This book is chock full of inspirational quotes, my own personal theories (which I’ve formed by studying philosophy) and survival skills that I have come up with myself for dealing with my own depression and mania.This book works because it is written in a way that people can relate to and understand rather than something that is written from a 100% medical standpoint (though science is important and this book does explain the science of the illnesses discussed as well) Don’t get me wrong science is crucial, but this book isn’t afraid to dare to be different and you shouldn’t be afraid to be different either! This book is a gift from me to you…
This book is chock full of my poetry from original song lyrics, dark poems about depression and hopelessness all the way to happy poems about moving on in life
This book is simply an assorted mix of things I have written throughout my life from my days of writing songs for my band dead black distortion to writing poems for girls to poems about recovering from mental illness and finding the light in the darkness…
Anyways I hope you all enjoy!
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I’m worried about the future of DCEU films…they knocked it out of the park with Wonder Woman and Justice League (even though nobody watched Justice League for some reason), but now Henry Cavill is out as Superman AND Ben Affleck doesn’t want to do “The Batman”?! Those are their 2 biggest characters!!!!…and listen I know not all DC films were very good but why does Marvel ALWAYS get a pass? What about fan4stic? What about Electra? What about Daredevil? What about The stand alone Hulk movies? What about the original fantastic four movies?!
There are many creative geniuses and famous people that struggle with mental illness. In some cases mental illness can make a person more unique through the way they speak, act and see the world.
Russell Brand is one of the people that I first think of when I think of someone that has a hyper-manic personality, but that’s not a bad thing… this actually draws me in and makes me more interested in him as a person. He often fidgets and changes the position he’s sitting in and always talks loudly with his hands, swinging his arms from side to side and making various facial expressions.
Russell Brand has made it known that he is bipolar and that he has struggled with drug abuse and a very unhappy childhood. I don’t know much else about Russell Brand but I’ve seen some of his movies and watched him in interviews and he is truly a unique individual.
Kurt Cobain also struggled with Depression/Bipolar Disorder and unfortunately took his life at 27 via suicide. He was a drug addict and alcoholic most of his life… mainly being a slave to the deadly drug known as heroin. I’ve read a bit about Kurt, but The main thing I know is that he has impacted my life in a HUGE way because Nirvana “The Best Of The Box” was the first CD I ever bought. The guitar playing was simple, but genius and the vocals were a yelling, screaming, harmonious sound that had taken my young ears by surprise and I LOVED IT! I just remember thinking… Well, this Kurt Cobain guy is clearly sad and so am I but he made an impact on the world by making beautiful music (no matter how simple it may have been) why can’t I?
But Russell Brand and Kurt Cobain aren’t the only famous person that have struggled with mental illness. People like Syd Barrett from Pink Floyd have also struggled with mental illness except he struggled with schizophrenia. I don’t have schizophrenia, nor do I know much about Syd Barrett, but I’ve heard his music and seen his paintings and there is no doubt that he is truly, truly a talented individual!
I won’t and probably can not list them all but here are a few famous people that have suffered from mental illness: Edgar Allan Poe (Depression), Demi Lovato (Self image issues, eating disorder, depression), Jim Carrey (Bipolar Disorder), Amy Winehouse (Depression/Bipolar/Substance Abuse) Robin Williams (Bipolar Disorder), Chester Bennington (Depression), Oliver Sykes (Depression), Alex Gaskarth (Panic Attacks/Anxiety)
From famous actors & actresses to musicians to painters The mental illness that they often struggle with can also shape their perception, give them creative ideas and keep them in touch with concepts that most “Average People” would rather ignore, and if they escape that darkness or let it motivate them to create art that connects with people, makes people think and helps people feel less alone then that is a wonderful thing!
So, you may be asking yourself?
The point is that Mental Illness is a very common problem that effects everybody including people in the public eye that are considered FAMOUS, it is so common in fact that even in the small world of the super famous it has touched many lives. Becoming super famous is difficult and even a decent ratio of the super famous struggle with this beast called mental illness… We don’t have to be mentally ill to be famous or famous to be mentally ill, but we each matter and are not alone in this world even though we feel that we are. I am telling you that life is worth living, we are never truly alone because someone somewhere is struggling with similar things somewhere in the world!
You can do great things and still suffer with a mental illness! These people have proven that!!!!