I want to thank everyone for following my progress in this crazy journey of mine. It hadn't been very easy for me to express my feelings but I want to thank you for all the well wishes and the encouraging emails you have sent.
My message to you is that you're not alone. It takes time, hope, and faith to get to where I am at. Where I am now is a place I didn't know I could ever be. That's happy and hopeful that my life is and will continue to be better. I have faith that everyone in my shoes can get there too. For a long time, I really thought that my life was not worth keeping. I thought my illness was the only thing I was ever going to look forward to but I know now that I am not my illness. I know that it's just a part of me that I have learned with time to manage. I know that I have much more to learn but I am stable and I have been able to keep myself out of the hospital for almost a year. I believe that each of you that read this can be in the same place as I am. It takes a huge amount of hope and faith but most of all support.
Don't take for granted the good people in your life. I'm guilty of it but I'm learning how to appreciate the good things.
One last thing, I am in a good place right now but I know that at anytime my illness can sneak up and surprise me. I also know that as long as my mom doesn't give up on me. I will make it. So don't give up on hope and don't feel like you're alone because you're not.
Have a great weekend.
15 years old
I'm a mother with an agenda to save her son from the grips of his mental illness and stop stigma so that those who suffer in silence can seek help without fearing the worse. Join me on this roller coaster ride..you're no longer alone.