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Hi :) I'm Rosie.

I just graduated from Honours in psychology at university and am working part time as a mental health support worker. I'm a mental health advocate, and want to dedicate my life to helping to support and understand others living with mental illness. I live with Schizoaffective Disorder (Type I Bipolar and schizophrenia) in Australia. I love writing and reading poetry, and reading biographies and memoirs. I also love writing music and performing, photography and photo manipulation.

I'm the lyricist/singer for a band. We're called Outward Eyes. [link] :heart:

My heroes are Anne Deveson, Kay Redfield Jamison, Elyn Saks, and Carl Sagan. I admire their courage, passion, resilience, and writing. I believe that resilience, as well as compassion, empathy, emotional intuition, courage and drive are the best qualities a person can have.

I'm a street art enthusiast, I'm not a graffiti artist, but I love street art and love photographing it. I very much love derelict and decaying buildings and urban exploration.

I like records, horror and occult fiction, poetry, sushi, A Perfect Circle, Placebo, David Bowie, gloomy bear, antiques (particularly Victorian), clown dolls, and foreign or silent films.
I hope everyone had a happy new year and a merry season! :iconballoonplz: :iconballooonplz:
I'm sorry not to have been active lately. I was hospitalised again for the last few weeks.
Sadly I spent weeks, the Christmas period, and Christmas in hospital with an NG tube down my throat and stomach (pain), (waste of life), but awesomely, was released just in time for New Year's!
So I got to welcome the new year in outside of the hospital walls :) I'm still so happy about being out.
I'm re-adjusting to life, recovering, and feeling stronger than I was, but still on shaky ground.
Hopefully this year is much better and happier :dummy:
I might upload some poetry and photography later on when I've settled back home.
I hope 2016 is heralding exciting changes for everyone. :heart: much love :huggle:

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copper9lives Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Professional General Artist

:wave: Hello, and welcome to :iconwriting-to-save:!

:rose: This is a group dedicated to helping people who need it — through literature! :rose:

 Whether you are going through a rough time in your life, suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts or tendencies, or just need to relax and want to enjoy some great literature, go no further! 

 We are here to offer our support, no matter what you are going through. Having writing as your emotional outlet is one of the best ways to try to heal. No matter what, we are a group that is full of friendly people who know and understand what you are going through. We are here to keep you strong.  

:bulletred: Write What You Feel.

:bulletpurple: Feel What You Write. 

:bulletblue: No matter what,

:bulletgreen: writing can save your life.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to :note: the group — we’d love to hear from you!

Welcome aboard,

Copper :heart:

:love: Thank you so much for joining us...
copper9lives Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Professional General Artist

:wave: Hello, and welcome to :iconwrittenexcellence:! Thanks so much for joining! It's great to see you! :heart: :happybounce:

:pencil: We're delighted to have you aboard! Please see our most recent journal for information about our writing theme of the week!

:pencil: Please take a moment to check out our group information! If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please either comment on the group's page or :note: the group, and one of the friendly admins will get back to you ASAP!



P.S. I'm going to be so proud to feature your beautiful work… thank you for joining! :heart:
copper9lives Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
You write BRILLIANTLY, and you are wonderfully courageous to devote so much of your heart to helping others. Someone I love deeply has just been diagnosed with bipolar disease and extreme social anxiety, and is improving by leaps and bounds on the medication… I am doing my best to understand the disease, so that I can better support him, and understand him. 

Thank you for being here, and sharing. :heart:
Rosary0fSighs Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Thank you so much :heart: your words really mean a lot. I wish my absolute best to you and your loved one. It's wonderful that you're learning to better support him. I know in my own life, it means the world to see loved ones read and learn more. It signifies so much. :huggle:
copper9lives Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
It's just so important, you know? He saved my life from crushing depression, and I want to help him through any challenge he comes across... I can see the brilliance in him, and the potential to really shine, and he deserves the chance to do just that... He has a golden heart. :heart:
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