Terri Cheney has suffered with bipolar disorder and depression her whole life and has come to recognize the signs of impending depression. On the edge of depression everything scares her, even though she knows her fears are irrational. After years of therapy, she learned a valuable lesson: know your enemy. When she’s so scared she can’t move, she says to herself, “It’s depression talking.” As a child, the monster she knew was under the bed terrified her until her father looked under the bed and told her the monster was Ernie. Ernie was there to watch over her dreams. Naming your opponent makes a huge difference.
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