Freedom

 

There is much talk in the news about Anthony Bordaine taking his own life. The power of depression is such a great weight on a person’s life. The feeling of helplessness, lack of self-worth, and desperation makes death look like the only way to be free from the pain.

Sadly, many people choose the “…Nothing left to lose”, route. Celebrities, victims of abuse, and soldiers suffering from PTSD take their own lives. Even everyday people who find work and the stress of life overwhelming, sometimes choose this as their only option.

Treatment and support from others is another option. There is light at the end of the tunnel. The most important way to get help is to share with those who will understand. Family, friends, or a church group can walk with you. If you suffer from depression remember you are not alone. Reach out and get the help you need and find the freedom to live a long healthy life. I know this to be true. I have been there myself!

 

Nothing left to lose

Depression gnaws at your mind

Desperate thoughts of suicide

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Dark night of the soul

Freedom comes in sharing pain

You are not alone

 

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Song: Youtube

Bjorn at d’verse asked us to write a Haibun about some aspect of freedom. I choose to look at freedom from the mental health perspective.

https://dversepoets.com

28 thoughts on “Freedom

  1. A strong and important post more than ever. As you say, so many choose the final way out and it is such a tragedy when, as you say so beautifully:
    ” Freedom comes in sharing pain
    You are not alone

    May we all be there for each other and not fear .

    ~ miriam

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  2. Thank you! I have been there too…i found some good friends and they helped me through it…just keep on praying and helping others! Please let us help each other, and stop judging and throwing stones!

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