My Depression Was Drowning Me

My Depression Was Drowning Me


[birds chirping]>>Yeah and so, four months after the breakup and she has still no idea
that I have her Netflix account.>>It’s not hurting her, right?>>I mean, it’s the best thing I could ask for.>>Right, right?>>Yeah, dude, I can do that all day.>>Sweatpants, and just ice cream.>>Like, who’s really paying for Netflix nowadays? I mean, Abby, are you paying for Netflix? [deep rumbling noises] Abby? Earth to Abby?>>Yeah! No. [laughs] I don’t either.>>Exactly. Exactly! [melancholy piano music]>>I pretend to be normal for everyone, because… I don’t feel like I’m allowed to be sad
when I’m with other people. But the truth is, I’m drowning. [water gushing] Looking at my life from the outside in,
I shouldn’t feel unhappy. I have a good life. But I can’t help but think I’ve ruined everything. Things have changed so much
these past couple of years. I wish I could go back
to when things were easier. [inaudible talking] No matter what I do, I just feel so isolated.>>Abby!
>>Oh there she is!>>Abby, hey!>>I want to reach out
but it feels like I’m annoying people just by sending a text or saying hello.>>What was that about?>>I don’t know.>>I’ll bet that none of my friends
and family actually like me. They’re all just faking it
to avoid hurting my feelings. They’re really just disappointed in me. [television noises] I’m tired of acting happy. I’m just so tired all the time. [students talking]>>Abby Morales?>>I’ve come to realize that I needed help. I reached out to Green River’s Counseling
Services to set up an appointment.>>Hi there, how are you?
>>They’re really nice and I feel like I can talk to them without being judged. [birds chirping] Depression is a strange thing. It’s invisible but it makes me
see the world differently. I thought the truth was that
nobody wanted to be around me that there was something wrong with me.
[wind chimes] But now I know that there
are people looking out for me.>>Abby!
>>Abb-bayyyy!>>Hey guys!
>>Are you taking pictures?>>I am! Do you guys want to see them?>>And with the support
of my Green River counselor I’m learning how to manage the depression. The future looks so much better. ♪♪ [typing sounds]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *