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Unread 10-06-2013, 10:04 AM   #1
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I just stole this idea from the bipolar forum, but it seems kind of therapeutic.

Dear Depression,
I wish you would stop ruining days that should not be bad. I wish you would stop making me want to isolate myself from people who want to help. Also, the whole intrusive suicidal thought thing is not okay.
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Unread 10-06-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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Dear Depression,

I wish you wouldn't show up, unannounced and uninvited. I wish, you'd stop leaving my body, so achy and tired; and another thing, depression, so not fair, to cloud my judgment into thinking there is no hope.


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(haven't seen you in a while, Depression, and I hope you can respect that you are an unwelcome guest in my life, and please continue to stay away from me...)
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Unread 10-06-2013, 11:28 AM   #3
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Dear Depression,
I wish you would go away and stop trying to talk me out of getting help. Stop trying to make me withdraw and feel isolatated. I hate that you have the ability to hurt my relationships with people I really care about, I want to squash you forever but you keep holding it over my head that you will come back again and again worse then the last time. I hate you

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Unread 10-06-2013, 11:41 AM   #4
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Dear Depression:

Why are you f***ing up my life? What did I do to deserve this crap? It's getting very old, but one thing I can tell you is you will not win! I will be rid of you one day, and the sun will shine again. Hopefully you won't return, but odds are you will, and I will AGAIN make it. I am not a quitter. I just wish you'd leave me alone. You make things very difficult for me.
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Unread 10-06-2013, 11:53 AM   #5
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Dear depression,

I sincerely wish you would not dramatically alter my mood when I'm in the middle of a social interaction. Going from happy to sad for no reason is not helpful and just makes it more effort to keep a smile on my face.

You've been a big test on my relationship with my wife and failed to mess that up since she's stayed strong by my side.

It is odd that in times past I have almost found you to be a comforting companion in so much as you'd keep my mind busy with thoughts... but they are always negative and as I've grown older I've come to realize that your wish to keep me isolated and subdued is not anyway to live at all.

In parting, here's a big one finger salute in your general direction
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Dear Depression

Go away! I am tired of you messing with my mind and my life. You have ruined it enough already. You are no longer welcome in my brain and I am going to keep taking my meds until you are GONE!
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Dear Depression,

I really wish you would stop causing me to isolate myself. I imagine you can see where this is a problem, no? As it stands, we have a continuous circle that cannot be broken. First, I feel lonely. I had a few friends, but I always felt lonely. So you thought it would be funny or something to convince me that those friends were making me feel lonely. As a result, I got rid of them. Which made me feel lonelier. So, I went from having at least two friends, to having no friends. Because you, Depression, thought it would be funny. Or something.

It's not. It sucks. Now, I sit in my room almost all day wishing I had someone to speak to. Waiting for something to happen. Refreshing my email constantly. Looking at my IM, hoping someone gets on. Remembering why I got rid of my cell phone. I am convinced you did this because you are the jealous type. You want to be my only friend, don't you? Of course you do. Because when you have Depression as a friend, you eventually have no one else.
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Dear depression

Sometimes I think we're in love. Sometimes I hate you. Sometimes I don't know. Sometimes I think you keep me alive. Sometimes I think you'll kill me. I just wish you'd tell me how my life will end.
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Dear Depression,

It's difficult for me to write you when I don't see you as an outside force but instead apart of me; I can't remember what it is to live without you.

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dear depression,

you are such an unwanted part of life

you show up at the worst of times without much warning

why are you so cruel and why do you seem so powerful
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