She is going through a spell. A series of unfortunate
events. Everything seems to be going wrong and she
can’t seem to have control. She is in the dumps. Afraid,
disappointed, frustrated and alone. This funk holed up
in her system is creating the blues and affecting her life.
She hides her depression behind a fake smile. Shielding
pain and tears with a fake external facade. Constantly
dealing with unending wars and fighting inner battles.
She’s a slave to the feeling of compression. Withering
inside with feelings of unworthiness and low self esteem.
Caressing self hate as despair tightens. A haunting through
the dark, feeling of loneliness and sadness. Tears drenched
on her pillow every night. Tortured by her emotions, days of
endless struggle. Burdens overwhelming, feeling that life has
cheated her. What did I do to deserve all this pain? She cries.
Her body reflects inwardly out because of depression.
She’s like a creature in the walking dead. Quick to smile,
but dead inside. Trapped within herself, overwhelmed
with feelings of sadness. Her soul is broken.
Most of her family and friends do not understand her.
They say that she’s weak, annoying and over reacting.
The world mocked and labeled her a freak to be repressed.
Constantly caught up between baseless judgments and
mocking eyes. Sneers and jeers across the street. A slave to
depression, she is trapped in her own pain and wants to get out.
She is feeling helpless and hopeless. She is anti social,
irritable, short tempered and can’t deal with most of
her daily activities. Caressing self isolation, and self
loathing. Basking in somber solitude and blaming herself.
The feeling of depression strangles all enjoyment.
Constantly moody and negative about life.
The darkness beckons. The silent killer persuades her
in her loneliness. Suicidal thoughts more rampart,
feeling of worthlessness follow simultaneously.
She is breaking down, she is tired. Her cries for help
go unanswered. Tears fall smudging her makeup.
She is scared; she is tired of the world. She feels that
nobody loves her or understands what she is going through.
Depression takes a toll on her soul, draining bits of her inside.
In a battle to stay sane and strong. A triumph she seeks. She
doesn’t want to die. She consults family and friends for help.
She is tired of living like that and wants to start afresh.
Hope glares at first light. A feeling of rejuvenation.
New inspiration and a second chance. She wants to start
all over. She walks through the hospital hallway with a strong
feeling of hope, love, and strength embroidered in her system.
Taking moments to understand her condition, taking time to
communicate her feelings and emotions through therapy,
in a bid to reclaim her soul and restore her life. She’s determined,
she’s taking control. Once broken, much stronger now.
A purpose to live, a new meaning to life. A battle, she has won.
She didn’t let depression take complete control of her.
She fought depression until she got better. A stronger woman,
a happier woman with a new perspective and perception of life.
Goodbye depression, welcome progression.
*Depression affects over 350 Million people worldwide. 4 percent of the world is diagnosed by the disorder but most of the cases are hidden and remain untreated.Depression usually stems from traumatic experiences, loss of a loved one, unemployment,divorce, financial problems…also triggered by insomnia, obesity and so much more. It is important to notice the signs and symptoms of depression among our loved ones and be able to help them. Try and understand them and let them know that they are not alone. Counseling them, helping them deal with depression and so much more. Depression also affects young children and teenagers. These changes are mostly seen in their behavioral patterns. Communicate effectively with the children, know what’s going on in their lives, their feelings and emotions; what they are going through and be there to support and love them, help them. Be there for them.
Women suffer from depression more than men. Even though Women are more likely to admit that they are depressed compared to men. Most Men are controlled by the whims of society and afraid of admitting to depression because they do not want to appear weak among their peers and usually hide behind their ego than deal directly with their demons. Men are more susceptible to suicide because of this. It’s important for people to recognize these signs and symptoms among their loved ones and help them before it is too late.
Everyone is dealing with something. Most depressed people in the world actually seem the most happy. The illusion that they are really happy and everything is fine. Most depression cases eventually turn into substance induced mood disorder precipitated by the use or abuse of substances like drugs, alcohol, medications and toxins. A big number of people today are clinically depressed in their lifetime while certain segments are lost to cases of suicide because they cannot deal with the dark feelings, emotions precipitated by depression.
Depression damages self esteem and self confidence among people.*