How my low mood feels

How my low mood feels

words by Anon, illustrated by Michelle Russell

I am in a swimming pool, around the pool is busy. People sunbathing, laughing, eating ice-creams, loving life.
I am treading water in this pool, I feel as though I am getting tired but I can’t move from my position, something is forcing me to stay there.
My body is starting to ache and I am beginning to fatigue very quickly.
My mouth starts to go under water, I am coughing and trying to spit out the water.
I don’t understand why people do not realise that I am in trouble.
They walk buy the pool in their shorts and t-shirt waving and saying hello to me, but I am struggling to keep my head above the water.
I don’t shout for help because I am focusing on trying to help myself.
My arms start to splash in the water as I start to panic, I see people laughing and joking, looking and me and smiling, they think I am fine but I am not fine at all.

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