Our motto for our blog is “A poem a day keeps depression away”, and that can be true to some extent. Expressing ourselves through poetry helps depression and, at the same time, it can help eradicate the stigma surrounding depression. Many of us find that it is easier to express our feelings, experiences, and struggles through creative expression than it is to express these things through dialogue or even direct writing. Also, writers have a way of conveying messages through poems that people are able to understand; Through depression poetry, the reader often feels empathy for the writer. That’s why some of the best poets are dealing with problems. Example: Edgar Allan Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow etc.
Here is what I wrote about the ww1 : https://ansarsblog.com/2021/06/22/ww1-poem/
And writing poems can help you in the future and you will see your poems as a diary. It’s like when you are angry and feels better when you let that anger out on someone else, even though it sounds bad, but you do that subconsciously. The same counts with writing poems. Poems are the time to vent on something that you or people will read about. But you might be surprised that in the world wars military personal was encouraged to write poems to help them with coping with depression, fear and homesickness. That’s why we have a whole era in literature called: War poetry.
War poetry, regardless of the era from which it originated, captures themes that carry across generations. It also seeks to create a new language, which later generations use as a framework for understanding war history. For Decaul, poetry falls into two categories: visceral and meditative. One of the famous poems for the era is called: Dulce et Decorum Est.
But the poem doesn’t just help with depression but also the quality of your sleep.
Even though you can argue that rap is also is a form of poetry where it also can help you with depression.
It’s true: Poetry helps depression poetry has been and continues to be one of the best ways to cope with depression. It has also been an excellent tool for helping others understand depression, which helps to end mental health stigma. What creative outlets have you found to be effective in helping you cope with depression?