Just Grin and Bear It | Kimberly Gallagher

February 9, 2015 10:12 PM

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For people who have never experienced depression or been close to someone who has, it's hard to understand. How can someone just lie in bed and not have the will to get up? It's simple logic: You need to have a roof over your head, you need to work to do that, you have to get up and go to work. Right? Wrong. For people who suffer from depression, sometimes the simplest little thing, like the act of getting out of bed to go into the living room, is as impossible as being able to fly. The world is just too much to handle. I used to be someone who didn't understand depression. I used to think that people just needed to get over their mental illness. That was until my best friend was diagnosed as bipolar.

I remember the look in her eyes when she told me, "Well, I am officially diagnosed as bipolar." She had been diagnosed with depression since high school, but to any outsider, you would never know. Her quirky, bubbly personality is infectious, and it's hard to imagine her being depressed, let alone, ...

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