ICYMI, World Mental Health Day was yesterday, and all across the world famous and non-famous people alike opened up about their battles with depression, anxiety, bipolar, and more, with the aim of reducing the stigma of mental illness.
“This started when I was about 15 years old. I was at school, I really wanted to do well at school to please my parents, and please my family. I think I pushed myself so far, I got to the point where I had a bit of a mental breakdown. I have very bad learning disabilities so I got to the point where i went a bit mad. I was completely suicidal, didn’t want to live any more, I thought that i was completely alone.”“I also realised how lucky I was, and what a wonderful family and wonderful friends I had, but that didn’t matter. I wanted the world to swallow me up, and nothing seemed better to me that death, which is completely insane. So I got taken out of school, put into therapy, put on to antidepressants. Clawed my way back to some sort of rational thought, which took a while. I stayed in school till I was 17, still plagued by this depression.”
— Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) October 11, 2015
Who am I?
Who am I trying to be?Not myself, anyone but myselfLiving in a fantasy to bury the realityMaking myself the mysteryA strong facade disguising the miseryEmpty but beyond the point of emptinessFull to the brim of fake confidenceA guard that will never be brokenBecause I broke a long time agoI am hurting but don’t tell anyoneNo one needs to knowDon’t show, or you’ve failedAlways okay, always fine, always on showThe show must go on
it will never stopThe show must not go on
but I know it willI give upI give upGiving upI am lostI don’t need to be saved, I need to be found.
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