A Poem about Depression.
I looked in the mirror
and what did I see?
It was more than my reflection
It was my identity.
As I looked at this person
I felt a sadness in my heart.
The pain and the anguish
of a life that slowly fell apart.
The soul deep inside of me
has died and gone away.
All that is left of me
is a body of decay.
I felt no love, no joy, just tears
I was alone in a world
where no one cares.
Each day I wonder how soon it will be
before this sickness will set me free.
The facts about Depression.
Depression is an illness. It comes with symptoms and causes. Patients that suffer from Depression have trouble with daily activities such as sleeping, studying, working and just enjoying the daily activities of life. (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com)
There are several signs of Depression to look for:
- Sadness, Anxiety and a feeling of Emptiness
- Loss of previous interest
- Difficulty concentrating
- Change in appetite: No appetite or over indulgence
- Suicidal thoughts
- Physical pain, aches, headache and digestive problems.
Depression is most prevalent in people ages 45-64. Women are twice as likely than men to suffer from Depression. The number of people diagnosed with a form of Depression increases 20% every year. (http:www.medicalnewstoday.com)
According to http://wwwhealthline.com Statistics for those diagnosed with Depression grew at an alarming rate in 2012. 1 in 10 Americans were diagnosed with Clinical Depression. 121 million people in the world suffer from some form of Depression. 60-80% are treated with psychotherapy and antidepressants.
If you or someone you know is showing signs of Depression. Please seek help immediately. You are not alone. There is help for you.