The FAQs of Depression

Why can't you just be happy?

My brain is hardwired for sadness

You look tired. Are you sleeping?

Sometimes. It's hard to fall asleep

Why is it so hard to fall asleep?

Insomnia often accompanies depression

Why don't you go out? 

I don't like going out


It's not like I don't want to, I just don't feel like going.

Does anything make you happy?

Not anymore. It's like I've gone numb


I can't put it into words


It's like I'm drowning, but I'm on dry land

I'm screaming, but no one can hear me

Everything is happening around me

But I am trapped, I can't move

I am a prisoner of my own min

And no matter how many times I try to escape

I am always pulled back in

Like the current of a riptide

If any type of hell

Or purgatory existed

It would be here and now

Trapped inside of myself

Surrounded by darkness

With no hope of escape



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