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Nov 2020
To those who think depression is selfish,
A person will say they are fine
When they're on the absolute brink
Because they don't want to be a burden
They think you matter, but they don't
They care about your wellbeing
Much more than their own
Doesn't that mean something to you?

To those who think suffering is selfish,
A person will push forward sometimes purely for others' sake
They get up every morning
When they feel like crying
They keep on fighting
When they feel like dying
And not for their own benefit
But for yours
Doesn't that mean something to you?

To those who think suicidal feelings are selfish,
A person convinces themselves that their loved ones wouldn't care
If they were gone
Because they can't cope with the idea of others hurting
Like they are now
They face their own pain every day
But can't face the idea of you going through what they are
Doesn't that mean something to you?

To those who think suicide is selfish,
A person often kills themselves thinking that their loved ones
Will be relieved that they are gone
Will be glad to have the weight lifted
They believe that suicide is the selfless option
They are doing what they think is best for you
Because they care
Doesn't that mean something to you?

To those who think depression is selfish,
I'm telling you now,
It isn't.
Be grateful you do not understand.
Written by
Leah Carr  14/Gender Fluid/lost
(14/Gender Fluid/lost)   
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