The past few days have been a whirlwind of events. It’s overwhelming how things can change in such a short span of time—it’s like you haven’t got time to even think about it. There are a lot of big things happening here at home that I can’t talk about just yet (but I will soon), but there are also some things that I can—one that pertains to a friend and mental illness.

Just a few days ago, I found out that an old friend of mine was starting to display symptoms of a mental illness. I haven’t talked to her myself, but another friend of ours called me in the middle of the night in panic, telling me that something was seriously wrong with our friend already. I resolved to find the contact number of my sister’s psychiatrist (who was pretty good in my opinion… After all, my sister became ok under her care) and pass it on to my friend’s mom—my dad lost it when he accidentally deleted the contact numbers in his mobile phone 😛 My sister was scheduled for a checkup soon anyway, so I thought, what’s a few days right?

But no, I was wrong. Read more