Abnormal Depression, In This Ordinary World

thoughts of a lunatic

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What has happened to it all?
Crazy, some are saying.
Where is the life that I recognize?
Gone away.

But I won’t cry for yesterday,
there’s an ordinary world,
somehow I have to find.

And as I try to make my way,
To the ordinary world,
I will learn to survive.

The lights, all the lights. The flashing cameras, the voices of strangers. It is happening again. Another celebrity has died, and mental illness gets the spotlight for a few minutes. It gets to be paraded around in front of your television screens; it gets to be talked about in such a way, you’d think it wasn’t really that bad at all.

“There’s help out there!”

“We need to talk about this kind of stuff!”

“Depression doesn’t have to get that bad, there are options other than suicide.”

And they’re right. There is help out there. We do need to talk…

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