#1. It tricks you into thinking you’re fine.

#2. It makes you suspicious of everyone including those who could help.

#3. It’s so misunderstood that even the experts often give contradictory advice.

If this were the case with any other major illness, we’d all be goners. And that’s exactly what mental illness wants. Mental illness is an equal opportunity destroyer. Whether you know you have it or whether you don’t, it will grow and grow until there isn’t much left of you. The only way to get your self back is to find effective treatment (80% report positive results from a combination of good therapy and good psychiatry). But to do this, you have to have enough of a self left to see the value in preserving it.