Having a mental illness is a way of being unique. I, for example, was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and it’s given me a way to look at life differently. Now I appreciate the way my life looks. I’m able to withstand my illness with support from my family and friends. I learned to let all my emotions out, since it can only drag me down to hold it in. Expressing your emotions, as they say, can lift a weight off your shoulders.
My Recovery Story: Smith