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There's a story I'd like to tell,
A story of a girl who was diagnosed.
Diagnosed with a terrifying thing,
Something that would threaten her life for years to come.
Something that she could never escape,
No matter how she ran,
No matter how she struggled.

This diagnosis was a horrific thing to the girl,
Although, not surprising at all.
The symptoms had swallowed her for days,
Weeks,
Months.

Months of this thing inside of her.

This thing that we call
Depression.

There are people who tell her,
"You're only sad."

However, that isn't the case.
See, she was never diagnosed with sadness.
Everyone knows sadness.
She was never diagnosed with emotion.
Everyone knows emotion.
She was never diagnosed with temporary heartbreak,
Unhappiness,
Broken dreams,
Anger,
Grief,
Loneliness...
Everyone knows all those things.

She was diagnosed with something much, much worse.

Since then, she's suffered with such a terrible thing...
Not temporarily,
But for days..
Weeks..
Months.

Months of this thing inside of her.

This thing
That we call

Depression.
Second post today. But i felt this needed to be said.

Depression is a life threatening disorder. Some would say it isn't.
Well... depression, in bad cases, can lead to suicide. And if that's not life threatening, I don't know what is.

Comments are appreciated :)

If anyone is suffering through a rough time, has depression, is having a bad day or anything that causes emotional pain.. feel free to note me here on deviantART or message me on facebook :)
Speaking of which,  here is my facebook ... www.facebook.com/pages/Mikki-M…

Love you guys!! Stay strong <3 you're worth life and even so much more. :)


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:iconlilmegs17:
So true. The meds, the doctors, and everyone around sometimes nothing can help. No on really understands if they have never gone through it themselves. Thank u for this
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Unisis-2-in-1-beauty Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
this feels like you know me!
this girl

...

i have been diagnosed with depression for as long as i can remember. i've been taking medicine for it for the same. but it never goes away. not really. the medicine just makes it quieter. But the doctors say it should be silent on my medicine, so they keep increasing the dosages. sometimes i run out...sometimes i forget...sometimes i cry for hours...sometimes i want to cut again...sometimes i want to, well, you know, end it...sometimes i need someone to talk me through it... sometimes i need someone to calm me down...sometimes i need someone to take the knife/scizzors/glass/basically any sharp object out of my hands...sometimes...sometimes i just need a friend...

when i read your poems i feel like you are a very good one indeed....thank you for being alive and here and awesome and writing such beautiful writings...
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Bytebullet Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope you are doing all right now and in the days to come. Stay strong.
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Leonike Dec 6, 2013  Student
just felt like saying Game Grumps helps a lot of people with depression. if you know Egoraptor, Jontron, Ninja Sex Party, and/or RubberNinja (or RubberRoss), check it out, and just have a grand ol' time watching some good folks play video games. i'm not much of a person to watch let's plays but Game Grumps is something i really like and helped me with my own ordeals as well. 
just an idea

Goof Troop, Pokemon Emerald, and Drakkhen are good ones to start with (except maybe save Drakkhen for after you've grown accustomed to some Groomps)
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:iconsuperbeanworld:
Depression is one of those things you simply cannot explain to another person. It's difficult to even understand in the first place, even though you're experiencing the maddening shroud first hand. I found that accepting it as just another part of me and my personality traits as opposed to some evil thing taking root inside me, pushing me towards the inevitable end, that helped a lot. If anyone reads this: keep fighting the good fight, your only opponent is yourself, and you're never as repulsive as you think you are.
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:iconinvenia:
I have read many books and poems about depression, trying to meet me there in those words, but this you have discribed is the most accurate about me, exactly the way I feel. You have no idea how happy you made me. Thank you :) (Smile) 
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spkdog Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so true, and definitely needed to be said. The same can be said about anxiety disorders. "Oh, you're just unnecessarily nervous, get over it and move on" that's what people have told me. They don't understand how it's not that simple.

If I decided to use this for a school project, would that be ok? I'd credit you.
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MikkiMarie Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Go ahead :)
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spkdog Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :) We're making films based on poems in Media Arts.
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FallenArchetype Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah depression is a pain. I struggle with it on and off. People like you who want so badly to be able to help are what always helps me through when it comes back around. :) Keep doing what you're doing cuz it WILL help someone.
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