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Afraid To Say How I Feel

Updated on February 3, 2021
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Rosemary is author of six books on mental health and inspirational poetry. She is a motivational speaker and a volunteer peer advocate.

Often times when we are in the throws of self pity or overwhelming depression and stress we need to reach out- to God, to friends, to our audience on Hubpages.

Life has many twists and turns, death in your family, and other things can cause much pain and put someone who was stable in their mental illness unstable and in need of extra support.

Don't be afraid to be real. Being real could save your life. And take away your strife. Just look at the supportive comments below, and that alone will show. Of course it takes a lot of courage and humility to ask for help. But if you practice it, the more you do, it will strenghen that muscle.

As humans, we all go thru pain and we all need support. And if you're not getting it from your friends or family, perhaps you need new friends -positive true supportive real genuine ones- and adopt a new family.

The day is long

but nothing is wrong

until the night

It's the night when the fight begins

I feel like family has passed away

Literally dad has

but it's like the rest are gone

In their way

I wonder if I'm a burden

This thought is happening alot

I talk to friends who care

but I'm isolating more now

I see social workers

who are paid to help me

do they care?


I'm sensitive to what certain people say

I'm not feeling like I want to pray

so much as I used to

These feelings of hopelessness

perhaps a depression

brought on by life's things

depression, anxiety,

I never had depression bad before

I'm paranoid sometimes

but now the hopelessness is getting


I wonder how much longer

I will be okay

I certainly don't want to leave today

since I can't take care of myself

and I forget and leave the pills on the shelf

I'm forgetful - dad has passed- everything has changed

My life will never be the same

family isn't there anymore...

I don't want to try and call or reach out

I just feel.....

don't know what's going to happen

perhaps this is a bad spell that's passing

I certainly have never felt this down before

Imagine that I feel this way here

How much worse I'd be at home alone

perhaps tomorrow the sun will reappear

And I will be at peace again


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