Another thing that's starting to irritate me: you get to choose how you feel, and being happy is as simple as choosing to be happy. It's not. I am literally at the mercy of neurotransmitters and hormones, just chemical and electrical signals in my brain and body. Those are what decide how I feel, and if my brain decides to produce enough serotonin and dopamine, then I feel good, happy, and productive. But I can't tell my brain what to produce. The Christmas song that says "you've got no reason to be sad" irritates the heck out of me every time. Bipolar disorder doesn't take a break for the holidays, nor does any other mental illnesses. So don't tell me to be happy. Do something more productive, like telling me a joke or a piece of good news that may actually cheer me up, even if only for a few minutes.