Tackling depression or bipolar sometimes feels like an endless battle against an external invading force in your mind.
Almost everyone I know who suffers from either illness has — at some point or another — come up against the two greatest fighting forces it deploys against anybody seeking to bounce back and thrive: anticipation and inertia.
These powerful forces target your arsenal of depression- or bipolar-fighting strategies. But you can defend yourself and prevail. Here’s a field guide to knowing thy enemy and exploiting their weaknesses.
Anticipation hits when you are in the planning stages of your depression or bipolar battle master plan.