People often avoid going to get help if they are suffering from a mood disorder or other mental health disorders. Many people won’t even acknowledge that they may have a problem. Quite frankly, I think many are afraid that they will actually be diagnosed with something, and what that might mean about them. The fact of the matter is mental health disorders, such as major depression, have been equated to that of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes. Would you be unwilling to get help if you had diabetes? How about a less severe example... Would you continue not being able to see, just because you were afraid people might make fun of you for wearing glasses, or that you will feel inferior? - Probably not. Now, I’m not saying if you think you have a mental illness you have to go and tell everyone about it. - You don’t have to run around showing everyone your shiny new glasses either, if you don’t want to. You can get contacts! But I mean, come on... you gotta be able to see, right?!