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.