Mental Health • They Care But They Don’t Understand

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“You’ve stopped embracing the warmth of fresh laundry. You’ve stopped savoring the last sip of your morning tea.”

They don’t understand.

They don’t understand why you’ve collapsed on the side of the road, sobbing hysterically into your hands. They don’t understand why their messages sit in your inbox, unacknowledged for days. They don’t understand why your mind wanders to dark places, despite their constant pleas to “cheer up”!

Don’t get it wrong, they care – but they don’t understand.

They don’t understand how you’ve lost respect for your life. How you can’t find anything to live for. You hold onto the familiar, aching to relive the simpler days.

They don’t understand how you’ve stopped dreaming.

You’ve stopped embracing the warmth of fresh laundry.

You’ve stopped savoring the last sip of your morning tea. You’ve stopped smiling at the innocent, young faces you see on the street.

You’ve stopped living,
and they don’t understand.


This image was illustrated in collaboration with Lemon Chicken Por Favor

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Mental Health • It’s An Addiction To The Night

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“It’s an addiction to the night. It’s an addiction to the 24 – hours that the universe has to offer.”

Insomnia is sleepless nights lit with creativity and ambitions.

It’s a stand still escape.

A sight for tired eyes. The world goes to sleep while you come alive.

You learn to cherish the time of the night when your phone doesn’t ring and there’s nothing on TV. The food tastes better. The drinks are colder, and the hours move slower. The world comes to sleep while you come alive.

Insomnia is madness. It’s intelligence. It’s bloodshot eyes and 3-hour-power naps. A masked beast. The winding of a Jack-in-the-Box. The beauty in the breakdown.

You have nowhere to be except the depths of your dreams and they’ll wait, because you’ve found a sense of calm while awake and for once, everything seems perfect, and flawless and silenced of all wrong. It’s a stand still escape. A sight for tired eyes.

It’s an addiction to the night.

An addiction to the 24 – hours that the universe has to offer. Having insomnia is living an honest life, for 4 a.m. tells a story you can’t dare close your eyes to.


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