When I’m depressed…


Time is so obtuse

Isolation is my ally, it understands me

Regret is like flogging a dead horse

Shame drains me of all colour

Sorrow is my benefactor

Depression my ever present shadow


While hope is like the sunrise

Doubt like clouds

Insecurity like standing in the rain

Despair like a torrent

Desolation a hurricane


While hope is like the sunshine

It warms, dries, lights the way

It encourages growth


A friend is an umbrella in the rain

Companionship a raincoat

Laughter a holiday from cold and damp (even if only for a moment)

The possibility of another place and time


And hope is like the sunshine

Take a photograph so as not to forget.



4 thoughts on “When I’m depressed…

    1. Thank you. It’s been years since I felt suicidal but I have never forgotten what it was like and I cannot NOT feel for someone who does feel this way. In terms of my own depression, it’s been a few years since I felt this – but I’m always aware that “there but for the grace of God go I” – it so could have been me in that person’s place. And I feel so gutted when someone I know commits suicide and I didn’t even know they suffered from depression (ie, my friend Graham). I just so wish I had had the opportunity to reach out when he needed it.
      Thank you for your support – it really matters 🙂


      1. One of my dearest friends just lost her beloved to suicide. She had no clue. I have been on the brink more recently than I care to recall, but promises I’ve made are more important than my own pain. I couldn’t do it to those I love, but I know the headspace that can make someone do so.

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        1. Me too, and I’m grateful that today I have a significant other who has 2 legs instead of 4, and he doesn’t meow. He loves and accepts me regardless of the space I’m in – and I am so very, very grateful for that.
          Thanks for engaging in this discussion. I wish you and your friend peace.


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