I hate belonging to this group. Nothing personal against the other 7,523 group members (at last count).
I hate the realization that this is a battle I'm likely to fight the rest of my life.
I hate knowing I will probably be on some kind of medication the rest of my life.
I hate the beginning of one of those bleak, oppressive episodes, knowing how much energy it will require to beat it once again.
I hate the fact there is still such a stigma against mental illness, in all it's various forms. How many people are embarrassed about or even feel guilty about taking medications to lower their cholesterol or control their diabetes?
I hate belonging to this group, but I won't quit. I'm going to keep fighting right along beside you.