I've turned to writing during many times of bipolar depression. I know that many of you are writers too. We write in blogs and in our journals.
We email, take notes for classes, and once in a while, we even handwrite letters the old-fashioned way! So many forms of writing exist, and they can all serve us well in terms of catharsis and self-expression. The following is a free-form piece I wrote when I was asked by a dear friend, "Why do you write?"
I write because I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was nine-years-old.