Why this code of silence?
What do we fear?
Why such stigma?
Where do we go from here?
Why does a word like depression
Scare us so?
Why do we feel ashamed
Powerless or both?
Why do we feel as if
Its all our fault?
Why so many misconceptions
Enough is enough!
Depression has a cause
Like other diseases do
It also can be treated
If attended to
Its not this strange, enigmatic affair
One is not doomed to years of despair
It can be debilitating no doubt
The danger comes from doing nothing at all
The first step is to break the code of silence
To change our understanding of what we call mental illness
Perhaps we need some new terminology
Something less outdated and scary
We need to talk
We need to understand
Knowledge is power
Lets stop burying our heads in the sand!
January 22nd, 2012