Help Nobody

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Nobody was alone, standing on the precipice of the room. Everybody was already inside. He ignored Nobody in-favour of Somebody. It had always been like this; he entered the room, and Somebody eased the door closed behind him. He sat at the back of the classroom, where hopefully, Nobody would be noticed.

The discussion between the two was inane, pointless.

“How was your day?” Somebody asked.

 “It was ok, it was great, and it was amazing” Everybody always said it.

“Terrible,” Nobody said, “Absolutely terrible, Everybody hates me.”

Everybody ignored that, how else was he to respond? It was a stupid comment, and it would ruin Somebody’s day. Only Nobody would ever say that, and so Nobody sat alone and ignored as Everybody played.

Did you know that according to Beyond Blue.

“3 million Australians are living with anxiety and depression?”

Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Although little talked about, it is estimated that on average, one in six people – one in five women and one in eight men – will experience depression at some stage of their lives. 

Disability is a leading cause of suicide, and it is believed up to fifteen percent of people with depression die by suicide. 

Have you experienced depression in the past? Have you assisted or no of anyone experiencing depression? Please leave your support and comments below.

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8 thoughts on “Help Nobody

  1. Oh yes, indeed, I have depression – in fact have had, severe depression which has finally been controlled and I live a normal and happy life. But it took years of therapy and medication to get here. It is a very real illness and not “self pity.”

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing Ms. Priceless.
      If you don’t mind me asking, when did you realise it was an illness? And what would you recommend I do to help ease people’s suffering?
      I’ve known several people to have it, and non came to the conclusion on their own.
      I have tried my very best to be there for them, but without medication, there’s always more that needs to be done.

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      1. I think I realized it was an illness when it spiraled out of control. It felt like I was at the bottom of a dark hole and the bottom fell out. I had breaks from reality that I simply could not control. It was severe depression that spiraled into psychosis. It was a great help to me when people that were important to me didn’t reject me because I was “mentally ill” and were loving and supportive toward me. I had a very real fear of rejection because of it. It is also helpful to help them to move away from dark thoughts to more positive ones.

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      2. Oh, psychosis depressive disorder That sounds absolutely terrible 😐 I’ve only known people with Major Depressive Disorder or Seasonal Depressive Disorder.
        I’m glad you managed to recover, there would be something missing blogging without you!

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      3. Thank you Nam! That is very kind of you to say that. I too am happy to have recovered! That is why I call myself priceless joy, because I know what it feels like to not have any joy whatsoever. It’s horrible. When you finally get it back, it is priceless!

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      1. As a mental health nurse. It’s not just depression – any mental illness is tarred with the same brush unfortunately. Beyond Blue has gone a long way towards changing attitudes, but there’s still a long road to travel

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