Often, people who are moderately depressed don't realize how slowly the lights have gone down on the joy or satisfaction with their life. They can't see how much they are struggling with negativity, irritability or sadness. They are blind to the many ways they're isolating from others, or beginning to pull into themselves.
I am a person who is more than her mental illness--a person with so much to offer the world. I am a person who is asking you to fight with her and to not shy away from the conversation. I am a person who is asking you to take her hand and walk this journey with her--to see her as whole, and not broken.