Today is October 10 and I hear it is world mental health day!
"At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don't know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery.
In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the "black dog of depression".
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Every morning when I wake up,
I crawl lazily to the mirror
and stare blindly at what I see.
A familiar face stare back at me.
Who am I?
a teenager in the body of a septuagenarian?
the answer eludes my frailty.
Tears well up in my eyes,
ready to flush down my chubby cheeks.
I am too tired to move on today.
Permit me to crawl to the pages of my diary.
and introduce me to myself,
(c) Jennifer Ehidiamen