More than that though, Tonya's poem brings those with similar experiences hope and encourages seeking help, forgiving yourself, and using positive self-talk to break free from the tight wraths of depression ...
"You depression are my childhood friend
the midnight voices in my head, a slick tongue.
You pretend to have the answers
but loving you got me sick,
got me suicide watched,
got me blue happy pills.
Find the nearest ledge you say
Walk out you say
Suspend you say
Wouldn't I be happier dead?"
For the full poem, watch the video below: