“We are lonesome animals. We spend all of our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say — and to feel — ‘Yes, that is the way it is, or at least that is the way I feel it. You’re not as alone as you thought.’ ”
~ John Steinbeck
For those in the depths of mental illness, there is no lonelier place. It is an incredibly isolating experience; it convinces us that no one could have ever felt this way before. And it is the power of mental illness to make us think it is impossible to ever feel better again.