I'm really glad to hear that, Slantrhyme. My dad is bipolar. It's not easy.
I've been diagnosed with "recurrent depressive disorder", whatever that means. It seems that I'm naturally quite an anxious and sensitive person and I end up turning on myself very easily.
I did try and kill myself back in July, woke up in hospital the next day and I've been trying to find a way to survive ever since. Probably my most serious attempt although I've flirted with it plenty since my teens.
What do you do when the depression comes? My therapist has suggested I take steps to ground myself by close reading or listening to things so I don't spin out and end up in the mire.