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About See Me
See Me is based on the experiences of Rowan university students who volunteered to tell us their stories. The stories were all different but each one of the students talked about how hard it was to ask for help. “I need someone to know how hard this is, but I don’t want anyone to know that I’m struggling.” They were all carrying a heavy secret. Mental health issues are invisible until they suddenly are not.
See Me Lyrics
Tell me your story
It was a long time ago
It wasn’t often
they didn’t know
It hurt me
It never ended
my cutting doesn’t bleed, it begs
my terrors hold me to nightly dying
The panic takes til the panic breaks
laughter loves a catastrophe
Open your eyes, see me fighting
Open your mind to the war that’s raging in mine
Know, it’s a war I’m still willing to win
See me, please
I am still here
I absolutely love “See Me.”
It’s like even though I never said those exact words to you, you knew and understood that all I ever wanted was to be seen for who I really was.”
There is tremendous support in this piece for students who are struggling. Having an honest discussion on mental health shows them that it’s okay, things will be okay, they will be okay. It helps to know you aren’t alone.”