Like an old friend inviting you to come inside. Familiar. Comforting. It will grasp you in its arms and hold you close; And when you're ready to leave, it wont let you go. You will beg and plead to be happy, and it will put up a fight. It will make you think that the only way to escape it is to take your own life. If you are lucky, you can break free; and it will sit and watch you from afar. Calling your name. Welcoming you back into it's arms. It will intrude your thoughts. Make you think you are worthless. That you're better off dead. Just keep telling yourself that it's all in your head. Keep moving. You will get far. Depression is not who you are.
DISCLAIMER: This is only from my personal point of view and how my battle with depression has been. Even though I am trying to recover, the battle gets very difficult for me sometimes and I have to remind myself that I am not my mental illness. My mental illness does not define me.