Depression

“Depression has no appointment, it invades and controls. It’s like a dim lit dream with the exception of never waking from the darkness, the haze, the despair. Snooze…

You may consider yourself aware and with intelligence but…depression will trick even you… Fool…

You will look and never see the train, the cliff, the bridge, the ledge… Jump…

Your voice has been stripped from your throat and no one listens anymore. Silence..

You are erased, dismissed, counseled, looked down on, talked about in whispers… AND they think you do not know… Look Away…

You smile, nod, agree, go with it… Die’g…

The mask saves and kills. You long to be free. Depression…”

By bstephens

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According to www.adaa.org: Depression affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year.

For help contact: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255)

Another great resource for individuals who know or suffer from TBI: http://m.brainline.org/content/content.php?id=782

 

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