Before you’re diagnosed
You’re angry because someone’s wronged you
You’re sad because something’s upset you
You’re lonely because your friends are away
You’re confused because you have misunderstood
You feel things because you’re alive
After you’re diagnosed
You’re angry, you’re sad, you’re lonely, and you’re confused all because you’re ill
Why can’t I feel these things because I’m alive anymore?
Why can’t I be treated like a human being?
Why can’t you see that not everything I do is because I’m ill?