Another academic survey
suggests that I seek medical
attention, or even that I call
a lifeline, both of which won’t
pay for my books, my rent, or
sustenance. Both of which won’t
help me obtain my medicine, as
compensation from the surveys do,
as it is easier to selective report
and claim that I’m not suicidal
and my depression is manageable
on little income and no resolve.
Delvon T. Mattingly, who also goes by D.T. Mattingly, is a writer from Louisville, Kentucky and a PhD student in epidemiology at the University of Michigan. He currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his two cats, Liam and Tsuki. Learn more about his work at http://delvonmattingly.com/.