It’s not the days that sorrow you
Binding your thoughts in sick twisted torture
The weight of it clouds your once sweet smile
And your silent pain hidden behind the breath of your words
If I could be like the fireflies
I’ll light a way out for you
So in your hours of sorrow
You’ll find hope cradled in its warmth to free you
A while ago, I received a message from someone close telling me they were feeling a bit depressed due to family but was doing ok. Being an emotional person myself, I thought I could lend an ear but they described it as simply being “nothing” and “it’s just what happens.”
I wanted to shake it out of them! But, I know what it’s like to have family issues. I’m good at being able to push through it, but I also know when I need to talk. No matter how “high-functioning” you are, know that there are people who care about you and seek help when times get hard.
I want to share something small that has recently given me a lot of clarity.
The wording is penned so thoughtfully it finally gave me words I always struggled to find when connecting the feelings of describing my own depression to myself or others. I may not fall neatly in black or white terms “clinically depressed” but I don’t have to be “in a bad mood” to be so. Know that I’m strong willed yet insecure. I may feel hopelessness but I cope.
I know that I have you and I know I’m OK.
And though I can be feeling this way for a day to maybe a few months, I don’t want to give up.
As a PSA, if you or someone you know needs help, The Mighty has some great helpful articles on mental illnesses and find prevention resources near you. Sometimes it can be hard not only for suffers but supporters of suffers as well. Always know that your support means more than you think and always be understanding and patient.
How do you cope when times get hard?
Until Next Time!