Depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other disorders. Let none rule your life and hold you down. Talk about your problems. We all live together, in one shape or form.
For several years, I’ve struggled with depression. As such, I’ve attempted suicide a few times, often to make it look like an accident. From much trauma, chaos, and disorder, I went through adolescence and went without help.
Now, after enduring with my PTSD and anxiety; coupled with depression, I sought out help. It’s taken many years and many sessions. . .but so far, so good. I’ve learned to cope, to deal, and to make the best out of things.
Everyone handles their stress, depression and such differently. It’s good to talk about things that are occurring and impacting your life. Just know this, you are not alone in the fight.
To some, it’s a taboo,
To others, it’s nothing new.
It’s a choice we’ve come to make,
Either to live or die.
Always putting on a front,
Being told it’s just a stunt.
It’s ours to take.
Abstract; we live in denial,
The End, its impact; a hung jury, mistrial.
I, too, have suffered and wandered alone,
I’ve tried plenty; to also push beyond it and overcome grief.
At times, it’s gotten to be the end,
There was always a reason to stay, it was just beyond me.
Now when I look into your eyes, I know I was right,
Being led through the dark, with you as my light.
I’ve killed myself and let go,
All the feelings of pain and guilt.
No more hate or regret,
Of the things that could have, should have been.
Empty words to try and make it worse,
To lay us to waste and curse—
A reminder: for we are all one in the same, just trying to make it through the day.
Don’t be scared of the darkness or give it blame, this I say.
Call it friend.
For I tell you, friend, this is not your end.
I will not influence your choice for if you are set, but let me tell you: life is a test.
Trials we must face and endure. Make the best of any situation, even in death.
For when you take your last breath, sigh in relief. Friends help friends, even strangers; close and far, through grief.
I wish you well, friend, and to those very same who may suffer alone.
Here is my hand, let me help. Here is my ear, let me listen. Here are my lips, heed my words. These are my eyes, they see you.
May you be, released from your prison. . .be free.
Originally was posted on A.B.Normal Publishing