Editor’s Note: This article written by Alex Dunne was originally published on Greatist, a digital publication committed to happy and healthy lifestyle choices.

Dealing with depression and anxiety can be a lonely existence. It's hard to explain to others how you’re feeling, especially if you don’t understand it yourself. That's what makes this short video from The Mighty so powerful. People who have struggled with mental illness share the things they want their Sig O to know (“I love you even when I don't love me”), plus the sentiments apply to family and friends too.

This article, “What Someone Who Struggles With Mental Illness Wants You to Know,” originally appeared on Greatist.

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