Wilderness Years


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By Philip Hill

ISBN: 978-1-78382-3314
Published: 2017
Pages: 32
Key Themes: Mental Health, Bereavement, Loss, Mourning

About The Author/Description

Philip Hill was the youngest of a family of four and was born on the same day as his twin brother Paul. His elder brother was Peter and sister Anita, Philip never saw his father but was reunited with his mother on a visit to her care home when he was 14 years old. Philip and Paul were brought up by foster parents Albert and Jessica alongside their aoptive sister Lynn.

Developing. From a young adult to Middle aged man is not an easy task for anyone let alone someone diagnosed with a severe mental health issue.

The poetry in the Wilderness Years reflects a journey of progress that has not been pain free but has led to a steady transformation the poorly developed young adult I was thirty years ago.

Book Extract

January 28th 2001

The meaning of recovery.

Where there is no hope

There is no meaning

You can only find meaning

Through hope

Where there is no affirmation

You can feel invisible

You can only find true love

Through affirmation

Where there is no forgiveness

The power to love diminishes

You can only find forgiveness

Through understanding

Where there is no faith

Doubt has not been overcome

In dealing with doubt

Our faith grows stronger

Where is no grieving

Losses are not acknowledged

You can only find emotional gain

Through emotional pain

Where there is no stigma

Your identity is accepted

You can only deal with prejudice

Through Celebrating your difference.

Dedicated to Fiona Breckenridge – the best friend anyone could have.


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