Depression from the client's perspective
Over the years I have spent many years supporting clients who suffer from depression. It is important that as counsellors and therapists we try to understand as best we can, what our clients are going through and the thoughts that plague their minds.
Here is a poem that I wrote about depression, it is written from the client's perspective.
There is a cave deep inside my head
that floods my skull with hurt,
a mourning, but yet for nothing
a reasonless pain that never wanes,
Every morning I wake
Every night I collapse,
Time goes on
no emotion but sorrow,
I live in my world of secrecy
no one knows of my pain,
no one knows of my daily battles
no one knows of the blade, or the blood,
no one knows of my way of relief
the way I escape my prison
pain ends the pain,
for one minute I feel normal
as blood runs down my wrist,
when will it end?
I hate this life
I want to scream
I want to break free
I want to tell someone,
but I can't
I just can't
they can't know
why am I so weak?
Why can't I get over this?
Why am I such a failure?
I hate myself.
please make the pain go away
I cannot think
I cannot feel anything....
If you are feeling depressed or low please talk to someone, you do not have to suffer alone, help is here.
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