Has anyone ever warned you about another person? Not in a nasty, malicious, "None of us like her", kind of way, but in a genuine caring, "just watch out for yourself" kind of way. The kind of way that makes you act just a little more carefully, that makes you try to be a bit more discerning about whether what they are feeding you is true or not. It's happened to me once or twice and I was always grateful for the warning, forewarned is forearmed, after all. I never thought, I wish they hadn't told me that. I might have thought, I'll wait and see for myself, but I was able to mind the cracks on the way.
Well I've got a friendly warning for you, Depression Lies. It's toxic and it's not to be believed.
When it tells you that the World would be better off without you, don't listen, it's telling lies.
When it tells you that all your troubles are your own stupid fault, don't listen, it's telling lies.
When it tells you that you are rubbish at everything, a rubbish mother, a rubbish wife, a rubbish daughter daughter, a rubbish friend, a rubbish employee, a rubbish human being, without exception, don't listen, it's telling lies.
When it tells you that everyone is talking about you behind your back, don't listen it's telling lies.
When it tells you that you should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself, because you can't get motivated to keep yourself clean, let alone sort the laundry, the vacuuming and the cleaning and tidying, don't listen to it, it's telling lies.
When it tells you that things can only get worse, don't listen, it's telling lies.
When it tells you it will never get better than this, don't listen, it's telling lies.
.....if you consider suicide an option, I get it. Please, please, tell someone, anyone. NOW!
and please, please remember, Depression lies, it can't be trusted and it should never be listened to.
Lots of Love Arwedd xx