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Look, I have a birthmark on the top of my head.

Look, I have a birthmark on the top of my head.

Welcome to Nerve 10.

I’m Jordan, and I created this site because I couldn’t find mental health information on the Internet that I could relate to.

Nerve 10 is where you will find the most accessible, most meaningful mental health stories and poetry on the world wide web.

My goal is not to regurgitate technical terms and generic information—it’s to create a more realistic and helpful mental health narrative.

Anxious and unafraid

Anxious and unafraid

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As a child,

Many a night I awoke

With a fast-beating heart

Wrenched from

The dream that seemed

More real

Than the friendly darkness

Of my bedroom


Just a bad dream

I thought

Just a bad dream

Still, I called

For my mother

To tell me what

I already knew


Now I know

Even more

About dreams

They’re neither good nor bad

My thinking makes them so

A dream to escape

A nightmare to escape

Change the word and

I change the story


My dreams of anxiety

Where nothing would go right

Aren’t just past-tense

Still, I dream

Times still I wake

Wrenched from

The vivid lights of neon dreams

Their fast-fading remnants

Lighting a less familiar room

It was just a bad dream

These words I think

To myself


And then

The words

That I keep

To myself

As I awaken further

Into the somnambulance of

Learning to live

Learning to be

Anxious and unafraid

You are the one I come home to

You are the one I come home to

What we see is just a symptom

What we see is just a symptom

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