Or were diagnosed with one at some point in their lives. I have 10 people who I consider to be very close friends of mine. Only 4 of them to my knowledge don’t have mental illness and were never diagnosed. Birds of a feather flock together huh?
I have had many, many other less close friends who struggled with it as well. It makes me very sad that mental illness is so prevalent and that people I care for so much suffer regularly. I wish I could stop all of it but I can’t so I just try to be there for them and supportive how I can be. And I can’t even do that all of the time.