'I Didn't Realize I Suffered From Depression'
While in high school, marketing coordinator Nikki Bailey, 37, would have episodes where she couldn't get out of bed and would spend days crying. She didn't know what it was, but surprisingly her mother would allow her "mental health days" to stay home and recoup. "Somehow she understood what it was like to not be able to get out of bed and function," says Bailey, "I think she had some issues with depression but no one talked about it." Bailey would eventually be diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder while in college. She may have been diagnosed earlier had she understood the "language" and symptoms of depression, and not thought therapists were for "crazy" people... Read More:
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