"You don't want to get better."
"If you would just act happy then may you would BE happy."
"You're sucking the life out of me."
Depression (and/or manic depression; aka: Bipolar Disorder) is a treatable medical illness involving an imbalance of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters and neuropeptides. It’s not a character flaw or a sign of personal weakness. Just like you can’t “wish away” diabetes, heart disease, or any other physical illness, you can’t make depression go away by trying to “snap out of it.”
Nearly six (6) million adult Americans are affected by bipolar disorder. Like depression and other serious illnesses, bipolar disorder can also negatively affect spouses and partners, family members, friends, and coworkers.
People with bipolar disorder experience bipolar depression (the lows) more often than mania or hypomania (the highs). Bipolar depression is also more likely to be accompanied by disability and suicidal thinking and behavior.
So yeah...Think before you speak. Just because the illness isn't visible to the naked eye, it still exists. And it's fucking painful to experience.