When I was growing up, I watched as my mom had trouble holding a job. She was quick to anger, quick to tears and in and out of the hospital for depression. I remember thinking to myself that she just wanted attention, and she just didn’t want to work.
Oh, how I regret those thoughts today. These thoughts that are shared by so many people out there that just do not understand what it is like to suffer from mental illness. The employer that doesn’t understand why you are missing time from work. The friends that think, all you want is to get attention when in fact, you often stay at home afraid to go out into public because you don’t want to draw attention to yourself.