A helping hand

Have you ever been engulfed in absolute darkness even while sitting in the middle of an over crowded room? Have you ever felt like you have lost the reason to wake up each morning? 

What if I tell you that there are several like you. Who are thinking exactly what you are thinking right now, who have given up the reason to even survive in this world.

The scientific description of Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, feelings, and sense of well-being. Being in a century where majority of us are dying out of depression each day, how can we be so ignorant of it.

Depression can be triggered by the slightest of things. Maybe by something someone said, lack of growth at work, monotonous life, it can be any reason and no it’s not just a phase that will go by after some time. It’s of a huge concern. 

It’s not easy to identify a depressed soul. They maybe wearing the mask of a normal human being, going out, being social, going on dates, but, inside they might be already dead. Dead from the screams of their innerself calling out to them to just stop everything and cut themselves off from any possible contact from the real world. They are brave. They prefer keeping it to themselves than sharing it with everyone. Not everyone can handle it.

It slowly eats you from within. Stops you from dreaming. As soon as you close your eyes, you can see all your failures and worst fears coming in one by one. The possibility of living another day with that thought kills you a bit more. You don’t share cause you know they’ll probably consider you unstable and ask you to visit a shrink. But it becomes tiresome. You just want to sleep and weep and just be alone.

But remember, there will always be like you who has been through all that. We are never far away from them. Try and reach out. Leave a message that you need help. Don’t be scared. It’s okay. It doesn’t mean you are weak, it just means you need someone for now. A friendly hand, a shoulder of someonr who knows you, someone who maybe has faced the same. To live and spend this life amidst all that you love is much more important and you are missing out on those. Don’t give up on this oppurtunity.

Who knows, once we close our eyes forever what’s waiting for us? 

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7 Replies to “A helping hand”

  1. Thanks for visit … Great post and tells me so much about the writer and we all need a helping ✋🖐🏿that comes when we least expected it like a Good Samaritan when everyone has passed by on the other side of the road .. Here’s mine 🙏 Ian

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  2. What a talented writer you are. And every person you will ever meet has or will feel this way at one time in their lives. I know I have.
    Writing from the heart is an act of bravery. If you are this brave at such a young age, I look forward to seeing what you will do over the years. Hint: It gets much easier as you get a little older. ❤️

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