I have been quite down in my life. And at times suicidal. There are a few people who have made me see the world more clearly. Made me realise that I'm not alone. But when the demons come, there's no lonelier feeling.
Stephen Fry has been a huge inspiration to me. Not only artistically but mentally. I identify with a lot of the same hobbies as him. And I can imagine how he feels at times.
I don't want to whine on for too long so I will basically tell you my RECENT story. Very briefly.
It's been a difficult time for me recently. I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and Cyclothymia (which is a mild form of Bipolar Disorder type 2)
The damn psychiatrist lied to me. He said I wasn't bipolar in any sense...but then went on to say that I have BPD and cyclothymia. I've just read up on cyclothymia and it's the mild form of bipolar. So why did he tell me that? He also said that I wasn't 'mentally ill' even though both of those disorders are classed as mental illness and are protected in the workplace disability act albeit very recently.
I'm so pissed right now I can't see straight (excuse the pun)!!
I understand he thought that it may have affected my recovery in telling me but....it's just wrong! I'm losing my faith in professionals!