Yes it is difficult to talk about mental illness. No one wants to talk about how they are depressed or manic or anxious. It’s embarrassing, maybe you don’t even know you are in a manic phase. But when you do know, you do realize, talk about it. Talk to your doctor, your therapist, if you have one. Talk to your friends, let them know what it feels like. It’s important to start a dialogue. It’s important to make people understand. Our brains can hijack our lives, it’s important we understand our illness as well as we use our voice to make others understand mental illness.