Not Depressed

Stories on Depression: I’m Not Depressed, But 😢🤦‍♀️

I’m definitely not depressed because depression is a disease that I don’t have. I’m not at all depressed, but I do wake up and the next thing I look forward to is going to sleep at night.

I’m not depressed, but the only good part of my day is when I’m eating.

I’m not depressed, but I dread all social interactions. But it could be because my throat is dry. Honestly, that’s probably it.

I’m not depressed, but I do cry at 4pm and 8pm everyday. My life’s not bad enough for me to be depressed though — think about the orphans in Africa.

I’m not depressed, I just wanted an excuse to break up with him. Actually, this one is true.

I’m not depressed, but I do spend most of the day gazing out the window wondering ‘what’s the point?’ How could I be depressed though — I have like several friends. My parents aren’t even divorced!

I’m not depressed, I just LOVE weed. And hate not being high. The idea of existing in this world without being high from 8am — 11pm is brutal.

I’m not depressed, there’s just so much good stuff on Netflix, why would I have left my house in the last two weeks?

I’m not depressed, I just happen to have been in a bad place every time you’ve seen me for the last four months, which has been every day because we’re roommates.

I’m not depressed, but I don’t really remember what being happy feels like. But that’s just because I have a bad memory. Don’t try to put me on medication — I’m not broken.

I’m not depressed, but I do find myself standing closer and closer to the subway tracks. Sometimes I just wonder what it’d be like. I’m not depressed though. I’m curious.

Honestly, I’m fine.

Story by Ginny Hogan

Every Friday, we share and talk about depression among unemployed young people! Share your story with us via share@hiretheyouth.org

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One thought on “Stories on Depression: I’m Not Depressed, But 😢🤦‍♀️

  1. Ferdinand twinomujuni on Reply

    This is how we leave except some of us actually accepted we are depressed.. But there is hope

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