When you have a mental illness the first things that must be addressed are four functions. They are eating, drinking (hydration), sleeping, and shitting (bowel movement). Stopping any one of these will result in hospitalization or death. This was a note to remind myself not to overlook the obvious. With depression, neglect of basic care and loss of perspective are common. Many lifelines available to me were, family and friends, therapy, art, reading and writing. Here are a few authors that helped me cope. Smile and live well.
William Styron DARKNESS VISIBLE
Rollo May LOVE AND WILL
Barry Neil Kaufman HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE
Anne Lamott HARD LAUGHTER