Hello Everyone, As some of you know, I have bipolar disorder. As part of that illness, I have swings up (mania/hypomania) and down (depression). Various theories exist as to why things work the way they do, but I just recently came off an "up" episode, which is, unfortunately for me, often followed by a crash into a depressive episode. My depressive episode started yesterday. I do take medication, but it's not 100% effective, and counseling mostly tries to help you deal with the episodes more than anything. Bipolar is a highly genetic illness, and it's not curable by modern medicine. Medication is the best medical treatment available, and I do take medication faithfully. What I need now are some prayers to help me through this difficult time. Please pray that God lifts the depression and gives me strength to handle it in the meantime.