Used To Be...
I struggled for a long time with my mental illness. But for once in my life it seems like it isn't controlling me. I added this experience to my list when I was still really sick. I couldn't go places or do things without having to check my MH status and see if it were possible.
Now I've managed to get my life back under control. Its hard. Probably harder for me than people without a MH problem, but I've managed to get to a place where I can function and navigate my life. I control my life as I see fit. But it took a long time. And 18 months of intensive twice a week therapy to get here.
Still, I'd like other people in this group to know that there is hope. Which is why I'm sharing my story. I hope that I can stay this way and not relapse. And I hope that you can find a way to get your life back from your illnesses.