I really have no more patience for those kind of remarks - to snap out of it and chin up, and pull myself up by my bootstraps.

I am also pretty sick of hearing, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

At this point I just tell people it's a medical condition, which it is, and you would not expect a person with a broken leg to use the stairs.

I am doing everything I can to help decrease the stigma of mental illness by being very open about it all. It's nothing shameful.

I just have to work on not being so greatly annoyed when people who don't understand make that kind of ignorant remark.