Again, like the narrator, I have been told that I am fine or that I am not ill at all, some people still believe that mental illness does not exist. Most often I am fine, I take medication to control my symptoms and have had very good therapists to help me learn to cope with the illness. To be quite honest, I would rather be in a manic phase than a depressed phase. Depression is debilitating, is severe, and can lead to suicide. I am writing this so you can know the signs of depression, in possibly yourself or those you care about. The following list comes from HELPGUIDE.org, who focuses on mental health issues. Common signs of depression are:
No one needs to suffer with depression-there is help out there. KNOW the SIGNS! I am providing the link to HELPGUIDE.org below. I urge you to take a look!