With a Little Help from My Friends

I get by… When I’m depressed, I need help in order to prevent myself from staying home and hiding. Yeah, I do that . It turns out there is nothing I can do to stop this from happening. Once the depression kicks in, I’m pretty much caught in its patterns, and I can’t get out…

You Can’t Go it Alone

You really can’t. You need help from others. I used to think that I could manage the mood swings by myself.  You know – I’m strong and capable and mood swings are a solvable problem, so once I developed the proper systems to manage being manic depressive, this would take care of itself. Mind you,…

Having Two Sets of Clothes

Every time I get depressed, I eat a lot and I add weight. If the depression episode is short – say, one week long as it used to be for me – this wasn’t a problem. You can add a few pounds in a week, but it’s relatively easy to lose those, especially if you…