“Not The Doctor’s Orders”

Ashkan, Kelty Youth Ambassador on April 03, 2018

The Kelty Youth Ambassadors are young people from across the province passionate about raising awareness for mental health and wellness. This year, they have focused on self-care and have created blog posts, photo collages, poetry, and other creative forms of expression to illustrate how self-care takes shape in their lives, and how it helps them maintain their mental wellness. On our blog and social media channels, we will be posting their submissions in a series dedicated to self-care. The below post is one of the KYA submissions.

Patient: “A lack of insulin is my concern.”

Doctor: “Well, a shot to the abdomen you must take for sure.”

Patient: “What about a lack of vitamins? My body ain’t working so nice.”

Doctor: “The building blocks of the body! A pill should suffice.”

Patient: “Doc, I don’t think I can go on; the will is lacking.”

Doctor: “Oh pull yourself by the bootstraps, boy. There’s no time for slacking.”

Patient: “This advice does no good. I’ve heard it all!”

              “Without professional help, I will surely fall.”

              “Are dopamine and serotonin just to be forgotten?”

              “The building blocks of the mind have become as weak as cotton.”

              “Medicinal help, modern science would advise.”

               “Time for society and the common man to take up facts and abide.”

 
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