Mental Health Awareness Week was earlier this month, and there have been several suicides lately in the media from celebrities who suffered from mental illness. So I wanted this to be my first secret. I live with Bipolar Disorder. It affects my life greatly, from my interactions with others to my overall security in myself. A general flow of mental illness runs in my family, as is the most common case with others who deal with mental disorders daily. They range from bipolar, to depression, to autism, and more. I think I have successfully described about 75% of the country right there. And that right there is what bothers me so much about it. The fact that so many live with mental illness, but we still have this stigma attached to it.