I didn’t realize until I grew older and diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder that my parents experienced mental illness. I look back now and I can see all the signs. My father was manic as in mania. My mother was manic as in depressive. In the eyes of younger me they were fucked up people. I didn’t have the understanding then that I do now but that doesn’t change their actions.
We All Want Something Beautiful
Erika Sauter

Yeah when you’re a kid It seems normal, you grow up and its kind in the middle of nightmare & understanding sprinkled with hella scarey.