Anonymous asked: I have been mentally ill since I was 14. I'm 22. I'm bipolar. I had a depressive episode in the fall and when I changed my meds I was low-grade manic. I'm taking a new medicine and I hope it works. It's so hard to live with and to keep a secret. I don't know if this is the sort of thing you publish, but to people with lifelong mental illnesses, I hope for your health, especially in those times when it gets overwhelming.