Holy nuts I’ve been a member since 2012 but Ive been a crazy board since 1998! My cousin had told me about this sight and I remember I was feeling super low and we had a discussion about his decision to go to a psych ward. A younger cousin but I will always remember him telling me that no one can you tell you want you need and how to feel. It was such a profound statement for a young kid at the time but it stuck with me forever. A couple days later I admitted myself to the funny farm and it was the best decision of my life. Every single year, I celebrate my entrance and exit of the psych ward because it marked a new beginning for me. I wasn’t afraid of what others would think of me. Depression is no longer my nemesis its more like a side chick that at times rears its ugly head and I have options to either let it take me or tell it fuck off. I take my meds, tell it to fuck oft by working through it. Depression is a part of me but it will never define me.