Depression Affects 1 in 10, But Perhaps Dr. Seuss Can Help Unslump The Slumped

Depression Affects 1 in 10, But Perhaps Dr. Seuss Can Help Unslump The Slumped

Depression Fact










Like everyone, I have several friends who suffer from depression, yet they still find it so hard to reach out when they are feeling down.

I know when I feel sad it is so hard to pick up the phone and talk about it. How can we reach out and get support when we are in a funk?  

On the flip-side, if you have a friend who is in a slump, this witty poem is sure to make them smile.

Dr. Seuss’ Unslumping (I love the reminder. He was sooo wise.)

‘Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don’t

Because, sometimes, you won’t.

I’m sorry to say so

but, sadly, it’s true

that Bang-ups

and Hang-ups

can happen to you.

You can get all hung up

in a prickle-ly perch.

And your gang will fly on.

You’ll be left in a Lurch

You’ll come down from the Lurch

with an unpleasant bump.

And the chances are, then,

that you’ll be in a Slump.

And when you’re in a Slump,

you’re not in for much fun.

Un-slumping yourself

is not easily done.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.

Some windows are lighted. But mostly they’re darked.

A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!

Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?

How much can you lose? How much can you win?

And if you go in, should you turn left or right;

or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?

Or go around back and sneak in from behind?

Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find,

for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

You can get so confused

that you’ll start in to race

down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace

and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,

headed, I fear, toward a, most useless place.

The Waiting Place for people just waiting.’

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