From terror to dancing again by Dina Poursanidou

Ten years ago in June 2008 my latest mental health crisis started…it lasted 2 years (2008-2010) …in 2011 and whilst attending an arts mental health project for people with ‘severe and enduring’ mental health problems (the project was START in Manchester) I did some creative writing in an attempt to represent (with words and pictures) what my latest mental health crisis felt like…




I created a spidergram to represent my crisis …it is a disturbing and painful read…10 years later I am able to dream and laugh and dance again …and I want to be alive…feeling tearful whilst writing this…it feels important to share this here….

22 June 2018

spidergram dina