Thing a Day
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Thing a Day

Laughing At My Illness: How I Find Humor in Depression

Sometimes, all you can do is laugh.

I have bipolar disorder. For those who are unaware, this means that I cycle between very manic highs, where I feel invincible, and very deep lows, where I am horrifically depressed, often to the point of being suicidal. It’s not fun, to say the least.

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In which I write one thing each day.

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Matthew Maniaci

Living with and talking about mental illness in an open, honest way to help break down stigma. I was one of those suicidal kids you read about. He/him/his.