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.