I have suffered from depression since I was about 15 years old.  I still suffer from depression and anxiety, and have my good and bad days. Most people don’t know this story because I don’t like to talk about my problems. I don’t want people to treat me differently, or think negatively about me due to the stigma that comes with being bipolar. I am finally at a place where I’m not afraid to tell my story because I lived through it and I shouldn’t care what people think. That is why I wrote “Asleep.”


“Asleep” is a glimpse into the mind of someone who is very sick and on the verge of letting go. This is a person who has lost control of themselves and is at their lowest low. It is the best way I knew how to describe what it feels like to be in such a dark place, where the only way to end the suffering is to go to sleep.


- Alana