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mental Health Edition

The Mental Health Edition Editorial

Welcome back to The Open Page, and to our fifth issue. As the world battles through a global pandemic, many of us may be experiencing various difficulties but one issue we are all prone to experiencing is that of mental health. For this reason, in Issue 5 we have compiled a selection of our best submissions surrounding the topic of mental health. From these, we hope to showcase the diversity of mental and emotional problems faced by different types of people around the world. We hope that in the poetry and short stories published below, you will find comfort and reassurance in the fact that you are not alone if you are struggling right now, as well as simply a stimulating coffee break. I would like to thank all of the writers who submitted their work for this issue. Whether you were chosen for publication or not, each piece we received was of outstanding quality, and to those authors selected, we hope you enjoy seeing your work in print. If you are interested in appearing in our Journal in upcoming issues, please email or get in touch via our social media (linked above). 

But for now, happy reading! 

Co-Founder and Editor of TOPLJ

Sabita Burke


This is my first comedy book review for The Open Page Literary Journal, which may seem at odds with the theme of issue 5 – Mental Health – but Samantha Irby’s we are never meeting in real life. is a fantastic insight into how mental health can be dealt with. we are never meeting in real life. is a collection of hilarious essays that describe Irby’s life 

>> click here to read



 ©All Photos in this edition are the copyright of Phaidra Robinson and Mia Skevington. The book cover is used in respect to the 'fair use' copyright law

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