You are Not Alone, Shout, let it out…..
Depression, Anxiety you visious, ugly Demons. Why have you attacked the very heart of me and those around us.
Settled in our head space, confused our every step, left us wondering aimlessly, second guessing everything.
How did you make us feel so sad, so worthless, so much so I started to think about ending it. Why does this silence continue yet it still allows the smiles to be witnessed.
This sickness should turn your skin red, atleast you’d standout, feel a little less invisible, allow people to see your struggling, unable to address it because you can’t admit anything.
All that time you struggle to just get through the day, saying yes to everything, everyone, every day but finding excuses to be a no show so you didn’t have to say the word.
It’s a battle that attacks you endlessly, locks yourself in your own nightmare. Fights at every positive moment, brings you down to a negative level, leaves you there whilst your demons laughing.
I was a lost, trapped, tortured soul and all it did was stand there and smiled, even held my hand, pretends to be a friend. The warning signs, the red flags, the words we read that escaped our empty voice. The silent screams, the quietest cries for help, the weakness it produces no matter how strong we think we are.
A silent, deadly, assassin with an appetite for total destruction, a one way ticket into oblivion. A grip so savage it never let’s go, only if your lucky do you get a second chance to claw your way out.
You can achieve all your impossibilities by laughing back at these demons, talk about your issues, don’t hold it all inside, it’s stronger than you’ll ever realise so take a moment, take a breath and for heavens sake shout out loud that you need help.
Keep out of the darkness, don’t stay in the shadows, sidestep and stand in the sunlight.
Write whatever you can’t say, let whoever, read your words until they start listening. It’s your mind, its YOU who’s struggling, suffering. With help you’ve got this, your hardest, cruelest journey, focus, be honest, and you will achieve a better life without your demons ownership.
Don’t quit, don’t live with it, stand up and own it, you need help not because your broken, your only human. Helps just around the corner. Run towards it before it drags you in a totally opposite direction.
We aren’t here to be prisoners, life’s for living, live it. If you can help, give it, if you’ve been there, share it. Help, it’s that simple. Support a friend, support a stranger, one day it might be You reaching out so pay it forward. Shine a light on those trapped inside their own darkness.
Help someone today, SHOUT if you yourself needs that help, this journey is too short to live it in the dark, shine, let it out.
Lee David Wright