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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  • So true… 🙁

  • Sad to say that this is so true, we end up feeling so alone and out of it.. But we have bad days and we also have good days we have to keep that in mind.
    Happy I’m finally back reading you. Keep writing

    • Absolutely! Whether it’s a short stage or a long lasting mindset, we all feel alone or like we can’t explain ourselves to others. I’m so happy to hear you’re back reading! I hope to hear from you on future posts 🙂