Thank you, Randy. I feel as a society we just don’t talk about it enough. I disagree there is a stigma attached. Times are changing, you know. People have become more open and understanding.
I do feel the more I talk about it the more others will, even if it’s just leaving a response saying they can relate. This at least means they are thinking about it after reading.
For me, honesty and openness is the best route to take. It proves that I am in control of me and not depression. Although I admit, the manic episodes are a bit absurd.