Teenage Depression

Depression doesn’t mean I’m crying all the time

It doesn’t mean I am not thankful for all the good in my life

I am aware of the wonderful people who love and support me

I Love and support others too, because I can.


Depression doesn’t mean my contributions are useless

It doesn’t mean I am not responsible and capable

I am a thinker and a doer and contribute so much

I care for those who are around me and I enjoy, I laugh.


Depression for me means thinking that there is no purpose to my life

It means that I beat myself up and see the negative aspects of me

I dwell in the shadows, even though I am aware of the light

Unable to step out because to me it doesn’t feel real or right.


Depression means thinking of ending my life

Fighting hard to find the significance of surviving on this plane

I am a good person who cares and loves so deeply

But this depression does not want to be kept at bay.


About R Congues

Funny enough, this blog has become the expression of my hopes, dreams, love and experiences. It came about because of the situation I discovered I was in, and I am delighted to see it grow and heal into something different: I am a parent of two children, one who has experienced severe anxiety that became disabling in all aspects of their life. I am a teacher of Maths, Science and Religious Education with a Masters in Special Needs Education; I am a qualified Reiki master, with a love of art and creative experience. I am not a professional in the fields of psychology or medicine. (If you are interested in these perspectives there are many internet sites to use.) I am simply expressing my experience in my own unique way.
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