That we are still the only group I know of that truly understands each other. I mean, you are the only friends I know that truly, deeply, gets the pain of a family member having a mental illness. Last night made me realize why I still should not talk to any one about Matt and his struggles, let alone my own struggles with depression. The minute I am trusting enough with a friend to open my mouth, and ask for advice with Matt, I almost always regret it. "He just needs to grow up and be a man." Is my favorite. If it was really that easy, don't you think I would have already realized that by now??? Good Grief! After all the hours, and money I have put into helping Matt, don't you think if the problem was just him being spoiled or lazy, I would have had that simple epiphany by now. After all the meltdowns and outbursts and hospital stays, don't you think the simple solution of him just needing to "grow up" would have already been explored? Geez. Think people. Think. "The problem with our kids today is corporal punishment is no longer used." Yes that is definitely the whole problem with Matt. Yep. You nailed it. Really irks me how shallow and uneducated our society still is when it comes to mental illness. Really, really irks me. In fact it makes me wonder if I have an anger mgmt problem when I have conversations like this.