Having Depression Come In And Out Of Your Life

Having Depression Come In And Out Of Your Life

Depression can come and go, and when it comes it's really a struggle


Having Depression is no joke, especially when it's a come and go process. At one point in your life, you may be the happiest you've ever been and the next you can feel like you're at your all time low again. It's like a high and low in life, one minute can be the absolute best and the next can be the absolute worst. It's just a matter of how you handle it.

Whether your depression is seasonal or there constantly, dealing with depression is no joke. It can cause you do not want to do anything or just wanting to sleep all the time. You can show no interest in things you used to love or struggle with the goals that you want to accomplish. Depression is like a funk. It can be a struggle to go to work, go to class, or simply just trying to get out of bed some days.

Having depression come in and out is difficult because at one point you could find something you really enjoy doing and the next you could not want anything to do with it anymore or struggle to find the time to do it because you'd rather just do nothing. You may find yourself struggling to do simple things like studying or even spending time with loved ones and friends. You may find yourself not wanting to be with certain people because they just don't understand how it is or how it feels. Which can be extremely frustrating all the time. You need to do what's best for you, especially when dealing with depression.

When dealing with depression, there are so many ways to help it. Some people listen to music, go to the gym, write, or do artwork. Finding something that will help you get through the bad days is what will help you get out of this funk. It'll help you look forward to something each and every day. Even the little things such as making your bed or cleaning your room can help. Finding something that works for you is the best way to help fight depression.

Having depression can be very hard on a person, especially with everything else in life going on. So don't be afraid to make yourself your number one priority and do the things you need to do to better yourself. And spending some time alone to just relax is okay also, sometimes people need some time to themselves to figure things out and to find yourself. Don't be afraid of the decisions you have to make to do things for yourself. Self-love is an important part in life and finding yourself and what makes you happy can really help with depression.

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Everything You Will Miss If You Commit Suicide

The world needs you.

You won't see the sunrise or have your favorite breakfast in the morning.

Instead, your family will mourn the sunrise because it means another day without you.

You will never stay up late talking to your friends or have a bonfire on a summer night.

You won't laugh until you cry again, or dance around and be silly.

You won't go on another adventure. You won't drive around under the moonlight and stars.

They'll miss you. They'll cry.

You won't fight with your siblings only to make up minutes later and laugh about it.

You won't get to interrogate your sister's fiancé when the time comes.

You won't be there to wipe away your mother's tears when she finds out that you're gone.

You won't be able to hug the ones that love you while they're waiting to wake up from the nightmare that had become their reality.

You won't be at your grandparents funeral, speaking about the good things they did in their life.

Instead, they will be at yours.

You won't find your purpose in life, the love of your life, get married or raise a family.

You won't celebrate another Christmas, Easter or birthday.

You won't turn another year older.

You will never see the places you've always dreamed of seeing.

You will not allow yourself the opportunity to get help.

This will be the last sunset you see.

You'll never see the sky change from a bright blue to purples, pinks, oranges, and yellows meshing together over the landscape again.

If the light has left your eyes and all you see is the darkness, know that it can get better. Let yourself get better.

This is what you will miss if you leave the world today.

This is who will care about you when you are gone.

You can change lives. But I hope it's not at the expense of yours.

We care. People care.

Don't let today be the end.

You don't have to live forever sad. You can be happy. It's not wrong to ask for help.

Thank you for staying. Thank you for fighting.

Suicide is a real problem that no one wants to talk about. I'm sure you're no different. But we need to talk about it. There is no difference between being suicidal and committing suicide. If someone tells you they want to kill themselves, do not think they won't do it. Do not just tell them, “Oh you'll be fine." Because when they aren't, you will wonder what you could have done to help. Sit with them however long you need to and tell them it will get better. Talk to them about their problems and tell them there is help. Be the help. Get them assistance. Remind them of all the things they will miss in life.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline — 1-800-273-8255

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Poetry On Odyssey: Moving On

Healing hurts but it's necessary to move on.


I just want to make it clear, that I by no means am or plan to a poet. I have only written one other poem my entire life. But to keep myself from going off and hurting myself mentally, emotionally, and physically after a break up, I started to read, (and reread) my poetry books. I wanted to vent, but I didn't want to write long Facebook status or share every sad post. I didn't even want to tell anyone. Although, I knew I needed to turn my hurt, pain and confusion into something healthy and healing. I started to write an article but I couldn't get the words out, unless they were in short pieces. So I tried, to with a poem.

Moving On

I want to change how you made me feel

I want to numb all the pain and hurt

that you left me to deal with

but how can I do that?

How can I numb the pain,

when I'm already numb?

I feel nothing at all

and at the same time

I feel everything at once

I'm like a walking corpse

begging for life again

And I would anything to get it

but nothing at the same time

How can one thing so simple

make me feel completely empty

and so full of pain and confusion

I've never been left more confused

more vulnerable

and so full of self hate

I've never felt this type of sadness

I was verging on depression again

But I slowly realized that I'll be okay

because I can see what you truly want

and what I truly need

And while my heart was with you

I learned why it should be with me

and I know I'll be more okay than ever

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