Depression Is a Fight and You Are Not Alone


Matty Wingler, Staff Writer

Depression is something that is talked about a lot around the high school. Yet, it’s never actually discussed. A lot of people joke around about it, and that’s okay to some levels. Some people actually are diagnosed with depression here and joking around is how they cope with it.

People do not have to go through something tragic to have it either. Their life does not have to be bad. So please do not tell someone that they can’t be depressed, because there is a big chance that they are. It’s really common especially around our age. It’s not a small thing either. It affects everything you do in life. You can’t look people in the eyes because you’re too scared that they might see the truth. You can’t walk without being worried that your knees will give out. You can’t write well because your hands are too shaky. It’s awful.

It’s like a crushing weight on your chest, pushing your heart into your ribs, causing so much pain. It grabs your throat and squeezes it so tight that you forget how to breathe. Your legs are being tied down by chains and weights and you get so tired that your knees start to shake. Your mind isn’t yours anymore. You think things that you know you shouldn’t, but you can’t control it. You try so hard to think positive thoughts that you get distracted and can’t pay attention. Then when you do try to pay attention, your eyes seem to fog up and everything goes blurry. So you sit there, too consumed by this agony that takes over your body and there isn’t anything you can do about it.

It’s not a small thing. It’s everything. It takes so many lives, so many precious lives. Don’t let it take yours. Talk to us, talk to a counselor, or find something that distracts your mind enough to give you peace. Even if it’s only for a moment. You deserve peace. Even if it’s only for a little while.

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