Depression Confession by Don Beukes


of early childhood bullying, my

genetic confusion maybe even a

necessary illusion –


Certainly, suffering emotional abuse from

a young age prevented to show emotion

or not conforming to the rules of a culture or

nation even a notion – A dismissal of emotions

I should have understood and recognized the

triggers, I have had my share of the loss of

loved ones – A mother, father, sisters, brothers,

uncles and aunts – A family tree too intricate

to explore, yet I admit their passing remains my

emotional sting – I should have walked away from

my profession the moment I experienced work place

oppression even institutionalized racism delivered in a

decade of foreign cynicism – My denial of my deepening

depression resulting in difficulties to work, sleep or eat, sinking further in dream state alleys of woe drowning in my sorrow fearing each tomorrow.


I’m better now – Somehow walking away from it all and breaking the social mold has rejuvenated me healed me renewed me liberated me from my emotional sarcophagus – My deepening abyss as I leave you with this – My depression confession…


© Don Beukes

Excerpt form the book “I Have A Name”

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I Have a Name

Preface  . . .  

We live in a society whereby there is an astounding increase in what is known as ‘the invisible disorders.’  We may be living with one or more of them ourselves, or perhaps it could be our parent, our child, our grandchild or the person working at the desk beside us.  These hidden, or not so hidden disorders are a part of our modern-day life, symptoms of hereditary, dietary, metabolic or chemical unbalances in the body – yet they exist and are very real for the person who lives daily with any of them.

There are many people silently suffering as a result.  They are walking through life feeling lost, unsupported, misunderstood and alone; yet there is hope in acceptance and inclusion.  There is hope when we give these disorders a voice, a name, a face and a place in society.  The collection within these pages are voices, names and faces; the accounts of real people by real people.  They either live with a disorder or have been deeply touched by knowing someone who does.

It is with my profound thanks to all the contributors, for opening themselves up, with the willingness to share these experiences with the world.  “You Have a Name.”

Brenda-Lee Ranta,  author of Allegories, and Myriad of Perceptions

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  1. Thank you Raja!

    Also to confirm that this Anthology, along with other CTU books are now avay in South Africa at

    Look what I shared: I Have a Name – A Prose Collection about Disorders (Paperback): Brenda Lee Ranta, Susan E Birch, Linda M Crate: 9781945791369 | Books | Buy online in South Africa from @MIUI|

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