This article really speaks to the importance of having a supportive network of friends and family to help those struggling with manic depression. I’m so glad this person was able to have such a network to turn to during their times of need. Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky. Mental health is something that should be taken seriously and not ignored. It’s not something that should be brushed away and not taken into account. Having access to a support system can make all the difference for those struggling. It’s important that we make sure those around us who are suffering from mental illness have the help and support they need.