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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at IUP chapter.

Sadness, loneliness, and darkness it’s all in my head 

How can I function if all I want to do is lay in bed? 

Ignoring the calls, the texts, isolating myself, 

I just want to be by myself.  

Loss of appetite, messy room, poor hygiene, 

I don’t know why I am like this; I usually am clean.  

Waking up, still feeling like you got zero hours of sleep,  

My mind is just too far deep.  

The trauma I have faced, and past relationships that I have been in,  

Why can I not just ever win?  

I start to feel like I am happy again, 

Is it all in my brain? 

Going to work just to keep my mind off of things, 

But guess what that brings? 

More profound, dark thoughts, again they form, 

Is this depression part of the norm? 

Emily Beyer is a writer at the Her Campus Chapter at IUP. Beyond Her Campus, Emily works at a local elementary schools after school program and oversees a group of K-2 graders. She has been to many professional development conferences to further her studies in education. Emily is a senior at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania majoring in Early Childhood & Special Education. In her free time, Emily loves to write, shop, watch Grey's Anatomy, and listen to podcasts. Also, she enjoys going to the gym and working out as a distraction from her studies.