Words From A Poet: Don’t Believe The Lies That Your Depression Is Telling You

Depression is one of those things that can be truly empathized with unless experienced. Sympathizing can even be a challenge

Words From A Poet: Don't Believe The Lies That Your Depression Is Telling You

Depression is one of those things that can be truly empathized with unless experienced. Sympathizing can even be a challenge to those who don’t know the depths of the mind in such a dark place.

Naturally, when someone that we love is faced with depression, we want to do everything in our power to help them escape. This level of sadness is not something that can be taken care of over night although, it can be healed in time by showering said person in little acts of kindness, reminding them of the good in the world.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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But, before we get to that, here’s a poem [from Tyler] to get an idea of how someones mind might be operating.

Is it just me when I’m stuck in this rut?

Or does anyone else feel depression

wreak havoc in their gut?

It feels like a cocktail of

butterflies & throwing up

It feels like my heart is being ripped apart

It feels like my head is too stuck in the dark

Nobody hears me screaming

Because silence is what they taught me

It’s a torturing seduction

to be alone with nothing

But negative thoughts that corrupt me

In a place of anxiety or depression, the mind has all of the control. You can have the most perfect life – a loving family, a successful career, and an abundance of friends. But, if your mind is lacking serotonin then your happiness over those things will be minimal.

If you find yourself in a place of wanting, needing, or simply just trying to understand and sympathize with someone battling depression, just be there [for starters.]

Be an ear to listen, or a body for comfort; even if it’s just sitting there in silence. Sometimes all the person needs is the physical presence of positive energy from a genuinely good human being. Ask them how you can help them feel good or feel safe within themselves. Throw on a corny sitcom to pass the time or play a game that generates authentic laughs.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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It’s not your job to save this person, but sometimes you do it without even realizing – just by being a good person you can remind someone of all of the good that the world still has to offer.