mental health

why is it seen less important

just because is it less seen?

a broken bone shows itself,

is put into a cast, and receives signatures.

depression is purposefully hidden,

given no treatment, and shown no love.

chronic disease is visited in the hospital,

given flowers and get well soon cards.

mental disorder is locked up in a psych ward,

given strange looks and avoided when released.

how is mental health different from physical health?

if emotions were graphed on a medical device

would you take them more seriously?

what do numbers have over emotions?

or explanations

or conversations

or a simple request for help.

why is the treatment of the mind so taboo?

we both take medication, see doctors for advice,

and end up happier and healthier by the end.

— elliana nath