I used to judge people with depression really harshly. Like "man up, get over it." And then some things happened in my life that led to me suffering from depression and I finally understood.
And then I had a friend who had someone close to them try and commit suicide, and it upset him a lot, as it would anyone. And because I had suffered from depression, I was able to help him to understand why someone gets to that point.
And suicide is never the right answer, never. But what I want from this poem is for people to see what leads to suicide, and that it's not an act of attention seeking or even that point, a cry for help. It's a desperate attempt to escape the crushing pain and darkness that surrounds a person, because they can see no other escape. (Although there are other ways of escape, and if anyone feels trapped in depression at the moment, I encourage you to seek help
even if its just to note me).
I worked through my depression with the help of very supporting friends and family, and a wonderful therapist who taught me some techniques to help me before I spiral too far. Depression never really goes away, but with help I have learned to cope much, much easier and life is getting exciting again.
And I hope that this poem helps people to better understand people who suffer from depression, and maybe even help to start to heal some hurt caused by someone you care doing this.
And for anyone that suffers from depression, please go check out this blog - boggletheowl.tumblr.com/
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Thank you for sharing with me